The Guild of Straw Craftsmen - Membership


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Membership Details

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.

Becoming a Member

You can become a member in two ways:

1. Download a Membership Application Form and send it along with a cheque to the Membership Secretary at the address below. If you want to pay by electronic banking fill out the form and enclose a note asking for our bank details.

2. Pay by PayPal. Select the type of membership you require below and follow instructions from PayPal. Once your payament has been made you will be sent to a form to add your details. This form is used to send you the Membership Pack and copies of the Guild News. We ask you to fill in some details about yourself as we often get enquiries for commisions, denonstrations, and talks and if you are able to do any of these we have the details so that we can contact you. This information is used only by the Membership Secretary and Information Contact. Your details will NOT be passed on to any company.

By sending a cheque or electronic banking

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:

Michael Gates
Guild of Straw Craftsmen
Membership Secretary
1 The Fairway
West Sussex GU29 9JD

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By PayPal

U.K. £10.00
JUNIOR (<16) £5.00
MAINLAND EUROPE and EIRE£10.00 + £2.00 postage
OTHER CONTINENTS£10.00 + £4.00 postage