Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 25 January

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.

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 you're on that page.

Some photos from Summer School have been placed on the Summer School page: click here

ANZAC Poppies

Anzac poppy

If you are making a poppy for ANZAC day, please have it at the Guild by March 9th


  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!

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

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

New to Craft Supply

fleeces available in the Guild's Craft Supply

Just arrived into the Craft Supply is an excellent range of beautiful fleeces

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.

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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