1. The Story of our Summer School.

  2. A gathering of more than 250 textile enthsiasts; we met at a sleepy Warwickshire College campus, and had fun.
  3. The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer School 2015
    The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer School 2015
  4. A whole lot of fun.... oh, and we learned things too. Because when you put this many spinners, weavers, dyers, sewers, knitter, crocheters & braiders in one place learning is something that happens all by itself.
  5. This is a selected highlight reel of our Summer School Twitter Account. Throughout the week our roving reporters tried to capture the spirit of Summer School, sharing the work and play of students with those who could and couldn't attend.
  6. To help us out we had a group of 17 tutors, each an expert in their field, and they led classes throughout the week. In the evenings we celebrated our common love of textiles, made new friends, reconnected with old ones, and learned yet more things.
  7. Our social hub for the week was the Construction Hall. This normally hosts apprentice brick layers, carpenters, and builders.
  8. With the aid of a lot of gold and blue fabric we started to transform it in to a 1950's dance hall.
  9. Meanwhile our students were packing and starting off on their journies. They clearly had their priorities right!
  10. That evening the volunteer team, tutors, and other early arrivals settled down to an informal supper.
  11. They also demonstrated the problem solving skills that would serve them so well over the week. Lack of a corkscrew was definitely not an issue!
  12. Meanwhile students were trying to work out just how to fit everything in to their cars
  13. The first event of Summer School an exhibition of work by our tutors.

  14. They bring along a selection of pieces highlighting their skills and expertise. It's the first chance for students to get an in-person idea about their classes for the week.