At the EGM held 18th March 2017 the sad decision was taken, by a quorum of members who attended, that the Parchment Craft Guild should be wound up with the aim that this will be completed by 31st December 2017. A letter will be sent to all members outlining the decisions made about the realisation and disposal of the assets in the next few weeks. Minutes of the EGM are available in the Members area.
There will be one more examination intake in September 2017 and anyone wishing to submit a paper for marking MUST inform the Registrar by 1st June 2017 of their intention to submit, so that a decision can be made. If no intent is submitted their paper will not be included for marking. If there are no papers to mark the Guild finances will be wound down sooner.
Welcome To the Parchment Craft Guild
The Guild was established in 1996 by a group of enthusiasts and aims to maintain high standards in parchment craft and to encourage wider public interest in the craft through appropriate publicity. It is independent of any commercial organisation and is non-profit making.
New to the Craft?
designed by Gail Sydenham
designed by Linda Williams
These two lovely pieces were designed by Fellows of the Guild.
If you are new to the craft or just thinking of having a go, we have a large list of qualified tutors in almost all areas of the UK , Australia, Canada and the USA. All our tutors are members of the Guild.
Perhaps you would like to think about becoming a member of the Guild. The Guild has area coordinators scattered throughout the UK and abroad who are always available to give help and advice. They also organise Guild Days and workshops, which provide an excellent opportunity to spend a day with likeminded crafters and learn new techniques and improve on others. The Guild also offers exams at four different levels of expertise. The exams are not compulsory for members but you must be a member to take the exams. For more information, go to our examinations page.
As the name implies, the Members' Area is for Guild members only. Login to look through the gallery of examination pieces that have been worked by Fellows of the Guild. These can be a great help when working on your own exam pieces.
There is also a members gallery dedicated to the display of specially selected examination pieces submitted by members. These pieces have impressed the judges either for their skilful execution and/or the quality of the work and presentation. We hope this gallery will serve as an aid and an inspiration to members who are working on their examination pieces.
The members' area also contains news and information, downloadable copies of old newsletters, free patterns, posters and other Guild documents.
Guild 20th Anniversary Pattern Book
A collection of patterns, designed and created by Guild members to celebrate the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Parchment Craft Guild. These are but five of a total of thirteen beautiful designs! The book is available for sale to both Guild members and non-members at £15 plus £1.35 p&p (UK). Postage outside the UK is variable. The book can also be sent via email for £12. Please contact the Guild Administrator/Newsletter Editor for details.
Guild Techniques Book
The Guild Techniques Book has proved to be very popular and a great help to members taking their exams. It is also a great aid to perfecting your techniques even if you are not taking the exams. There are still copies available. Please contact Kingfisher Crafts if you would like to order a copy.