Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 16 December

The Guild aims to bring together those who practise, or wish to practise, handweaving, spinning and allied crafts. It seeks to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills in these crafts through discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of resource materials.

Please browse through our website which contains lots of interesting information about these crafts. If we can assist in any way, or if you would like to join some of our activities, give us a call or email us. All our details are available on the Contacts page together with an application for membership.

Summer School 2015 - update
There are still some vacancies - if you are quick!
It's recommended you phone the Guild if you wish to register for any sessions.

Woolen fleece

A fascinating program has been assembled for the coming Summer School. From learning about the attributes of wool to techniques in rug making, there will be something for everyone.

Check out the recently uploaded program and decide what you want to attend this summer.

Gofers wanted! If you have a day available to assist a Summer School Tutor, please ring the Guild and see if there is a vacancy for you. Jobs include assisting the Tutor as requested and generally keeping the teaching area and kitchen tidy.

Note that the Guild will be open to the public throughout Summer School, 5 - 27 January 2015.

Holiday Times

The Guild will close for business at
3pm Saturday 20th December 2014
and will reopen for Business on
Tuesday 6th January 2015

Harrietville 2015

Details of the program for 2015 Harrietville are available for download here.

Click here for an application form.

Note carefully: do not email the Application Form to the Guild. Please print it and post/deliver it to the Guild.

Seeking Information

Guild member Lorraine Cross is compiling a database of Australian Spinning wheels and their makers and seeking information on craftsmen including:

  • Philip Elford, who made spinning wheels in Ballarat
  • Nairne Butchart, past president of the Guild and a wheel maker
  • Norman Walsh, original maker of Ettrick wheels
  • Eric and Min Corrin   Sheriden wheels
  • R. Kelly who advertised in the Guild's magazine in the early 1990s ( Was he the maker of the decorative horizontal "Ballarat" wheel?)
  • Alan Kelly who made Ceallaigh Craft Wheels in Cape Schank

Contact Lorraine Cross 
Email spinneroo@Hotmail.com

You can also type in Australian Spinning Wheels on your search engine for more information

  0809 Weavers

December - no meeting
- no meeting

February Meeting

Planning our Itinerary of convenors and subjects for the remainder of 2015.  Please come along with your ideas

Time/Date 10.30am 28 Feb.

  Knitting with Handspun

Meets 2nd Saturday of the month
10am - 1pm

  Experimental Spinners

Meets 1st Saturday of the month
1pm to 4pm

We are a member of Ravelry!

New classes have been added for Term 1 2015. Check the Classes page for details.
Also check out the photos from this year's weaving class whilst your on that page.


It is time to think about shopping for presents for friends in the Northern Hemisphere the Gallery has a lovely selection of scarves, hats, mittens and socks (and bigger items of course) These items make great gifts, pack easily and do not break, come and see for yourself.

Gallery hats for sale Gallery scarves for sale Gallery socks for sale
Available now in the Gallery


New to Craft Supply

Hand dyed mulberry silk for sale

new to the Craft Supply  - hand dyed Mulberry silk.
$5.00 for 20 grams

We're listed with
only melbourne

Australian Woolcraft

We are on Facebook and would love you to "Like" us!

Looking for a way to sell your work?

Through the Gallery the Guild provides
opportunities for members to sell their work.

For more information ring the Guild on (03) 9387 9222