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.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Guild meeting Day Saturday 16th May 2015
10.30am Regular Monthly Meeting 11:00am ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 12:00pm MD Presentation of 20 year badges and a 40 year certificate 12.30pm Lunch (please bring a plate to share)
The present committee looks forward to some new faces and refreshing ideas on the Committee for 2015/2016. As most would know, the current committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 1pm but the time and date has moved many times to suit the committee members at the time. Nomination forms are available in the Guild
Certificate Weaving - Intensive just announced. Check the Classes page for details.
New Classes have been added. Check the Classes page for details.
Above is an example of Rigid Heddle weaving - a new class added for May/June 2015
Some photos from Summer School have been placed on the Summer School page: click here
April Meeting Convenor: Marilyn Fincher "Melbourne College of Textiles -
experiences as a student" Time/Date 10.30am 25 April.
NB: yes, meeting on Anzac Day!
May Meeting Planning day for Exhibition & Open Day Time/Date 10.30am 23 May.
Knitting with Handspun
Meets 2nd Saturday of the month
10am - 1pm
Meets 1st Saturday of the month
1pm to 4pm
Under the leadership of Tricia, this is a new group for the Guild that will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month 10am to 1pm, except for May which is the 2nd Saturday May 9th
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