Summer School - Textile Heritage, 4- 11 August 2019, Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, UK


December 31, 2018


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The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer School 2019

Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York

Summer School 2019 will follow the long tradition of the Association Summer Schools, with courses running for the week. Evening activities will include a silent auction, raffle, the Trade Fair, fashion show, the tutors’ exhibition, and a Certificate of Achievement (CoA) exhibition.

Also planned are evening talks/demonstrations from outside speakers plus a programme of talks for Saturday Open Day, all of which are included in your fee.  As with previous Summer Schools, there will be no formal teaching on Wednesday afternoons, so full information on what local attractions, events, organised outings, will be sent, together with the weeks full programme when we send you your course allocation. The week will conclude with a Gala Dinner.

AGWSD Bursaries for Summer School 2019

The Association strives to be inclusive not exclusive and appreciates there are situations when sometimes a guild member might need some help with costs, in order to participate in Summer School. For many years there has been an Association Bursary Fund available, which all Guild secretaries will have details of. In return for receiving the bursary, we ask you to give something back, either with an article about your experiences in the Journal and or maybe a talk/workshop for your own guild, to pass on to them the knowledge you have gained.

Bursaries will be awarded for the 2019 Summer School following these criteria:

1. Up to 75% of the cost of the course fees will be considered
2. The bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the GPC
3. Although it may seem invasive asking for personal information regarding the need for a bursary, it is essential to ensure these limited funds go to members who would be unable to attend without this help. All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.
4. Applications will be considered from any Guild member where that guild is a member of the Association.
5. All recipients of a bursary will be asked to “give something back” in return for that Bursary. This may be an article on their experience for the Journal, a talk to their guild about their experience or what they have learnt, or perhaps a short workshop for their guild to pass on their new skills. This list is not exhaustive.

The final date for receipt of bursary applications is 31 October 2018.

If an applicant wishes they may enclose a letter of support from their Guild expressing why they should get a bursary.

Bursary Application forms are hosted on the Association Website, the WIP and can be obtained from your Guild Secretary or the Association Secretary by emailing

This process will remain confidential.

Once we have received your form, a code will be issued to the applicant for them to include on their summer school application. This will enable the applicant to pay a reduced deposit until the decisions are made.

You should receive a decision on your application by 1 December 2018 which is before the closing date for Summer School applications which is 31 December 2018.

Allocation of Courses begins January 2019

Cia Bosanquet and Angela Colbridge
Joint Convenors

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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November 07, 2018