About Us

East Grinstead Spinners is a small, enthusiastic group of around 30 members. We meet twice a month, in St Mary`s Church Hall, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, and enjoy sharing ideas, learning new skills, and spinning, weaving or dyeing among friends.

Meetings start at 2pm. There may be an optional workshop organized by one of our members.  As they are popular, only members may take part. However, they are optional and some members attending our meetings will be ‘doing their own thing’. So visitors are sure of a warm welcome at any meeting – no matter how experienced or inexperienced a spinner you are.  We have experts in many fibre crafts who are happy to offer help and guidance if you wish.

At our meetings we also enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit, chat a lot and enjoy being together sharing our fibre related interests.

We charge members an annual subscription fee of £25 and ask visitors for a £3 contribution for each meeting attended. If you wish to become a member, please contact our secretary through the Contact page.

Due to the difficulties with the pandemic this year, we would ask potential visitors to contact us first.

A Little History

We began as a group of friends meeting in each other’s homes and when one of us began teaching spinning it was felt a good time to organise ourselves into a more formal group.

We had a preliminary group meeting which was so successful that we hired a hall and had our first meeting in May 1995.

East Grinstead Spinners are now members of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

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