Worked by Janet Brewin
Anyone who wishes to be associated with the Guild of Straw Craftsmen may become a Member of the Guild upon payment of the subscription for the current Guild year.
The Guild News magazine is free to all members of the Guild of Straw Craftsmen. There are two issues per year, published in the Spring and the Autumn to keep members in touch with each other and informed on what is happening in the straw world. These contain interesting articles on straw work in the UK and other countries, features on straw workers past and present, topical subjects, historical notes, news of exhibitions and courses, and much more.
A third publication, the Guild News Update is issued in June. This is our main business publication which gives details of straw suppliers, tools, equipment, instruction sheets and also full information on the various awards available. Information on our annual Conference is sent out to all members earlier in the year, but details are also published in the Update.
We also have a Junior Newsletter containing projects, puzzles and articles for our Junior Members, which is sent out with the Guild News and Update. Click here to see a page from one of our Junior Newsletters.
The Guild Conference takes place at the end of September/beginning of October each year. The Conference is the ideal time to meet other members where we have straw related talks and workshops.
There are events, courses and competitions held throughout the year, further details of which will be in a "New Members Pack", which may be obtained from the Membership Secretary.
Click here to download a Membership Application Form using Acrobat® Reader® software. This form may be printed and sent to our Membership Secretary at the following address:
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