Worldwide Spin in Public Day

Spinning at the  Guildhall

Make a weekend of Worldwide Spin in Public Day with us at the Guildhall this September.

We're celebrating Worldwide Spin in Public Day with a weekend of events.

On Saturday, we'll be amongst places around the world marking the occasion whilst on Sunday there will be some exclusive demonstrations taking place in the Guildhall.

The Lavenham Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be demonstrating their spinning skills throughout the village and in the Guildhall itself. 

Join us for both days, and you'll see the transformation of fibres becoming the famous blue Lavenham blue cloth.

Saturday will be a big event for the whole of Lavenham, and as well as inside the Guildhall, spinning will be taking place outside in the Market Square, inside the Angel Gallery, Elizabeth Gash and the Angel Hotel, all of which are located around the Market Square. The Tourist Information centre on Lady Street is also taking part.

On Sunday 17 September, we'll also be showing how to weave cloth at The Guildhall. 

Spinning takes place between 11am and 4pm on both days, so come along and see fibres spun into yarn on Saturday at all venues, and that yarn then woven into Lavenham blue cloth on Sunday exclusively at the Guildhall.

Upcoming events

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 19 Jul 2018
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today.

Discover Lavenham's Secrets

Sat 11 Aug 2018
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and biscuits before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales. Lovely light lunch included.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 20 Aug 2018
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us on the 18th June for a special day of demonstrations.

Halloween Walk

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Come and join us this Halloween for a special ghoulish family walk around Lavenham.

Lavenham by Lantern Light

Sat 03 Nov 2018
See the medieval village of Lavenham in a whole new light on our Lantern Walk. The beautiful timber-framed buildings will come alive as you listen to the history of this hidden gem.