Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 22 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 class schedule for 2016

The Guild has announced a range of Weaving classes suitable to all levels, commencing in February 2016.

Introduction to Weaving
Tutor: Ilka White
Dates: Sunday Feb 21st and Tuesday evenings Feb 23, March 1, 15, 22 & 29, & April 5.
Times: Sunday 10.30am – 3pm, Tuesdays 6-9pm
Cost: Members $405 Non-members $455 – Includes loom hire and sample yarn.

Intermediate Weavers Project Sessions
Tutor: Ilka White
Dates: 3 Sundays: February 7th & 28th, April 3rd
Time: 10.30 – 4pm
Cost: Members $255 Non members $290

Certificate of Weaving - 8 Shaft Intensive [note new dates]
Tutor: Ilka White
Dates: 12 Mondays: February 15th – May 9th (excluding March 7) Assessment June 20th.
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: Members $1,120.00 Non Members $1,210.00 (Includes $80.00 Material Fee) Payable in 3 instalments

Introduction to Spinning

The Guild is excited to announce that we will be offering the Introduction to Spinning classes four times throughout 2016. The five class semester will be available in February, April, August and October.

No experience is required. Initial materials provided.

Cost: $280 (Guild members) $325 (non-members).

Call through to the Guild to book your place, or submit an application

Download the Brochure here

Download an application form here

Summer School

Get ready for Summer School 2016
Our popular Summer School schedule has been announced.
With 18 different activities ranging from spinning, weaving, felting and dyeing.
There's a discount for Members and also an early bird special if fees received by 1 December 2015.

Payment can be made over the phone to The Guild, or via mail with a completed application form.

Go to the Summer School Page

Download the schedule here

Spotlight on Special Interest Groups

The Guild offers a range of opportunities to get together and explore our craft,
whether that's spinning, weaving, knitting, or dyeing.

Members are always welcome, so too are visitors and guests. 
A small fee is charged for attendance; you can enjoy a cuppa whilst learning a new skill
or exploring new techniques.
Non-members can take the option to come to a few activities
before joining the Guild and benefiting from all that comes with membership.

Want to improve your Knitting or Crochet?

If you would like to spend a couple of hours a month relaxing with knitting needles or a crochet hook, yarn and a cuppa in hand, the Needles and Hooks group at the Guild could be perfect for you. The group meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 10am until 12 noon followed by a BYO lunch. Often one of the group will offer to teach a new technique, but always those attending can get assistance with current projects, or explore the Guild library for patterns for their next project. At the October meeting there will be "show and tell", in November please bring ideas for Christmas decorations, and in December we will put final touches to Christmas decorations and celebrate Christmas.
We welcome new members as well as anyone just popping in anytime.

Certificate of Weaving, 8 shaft 2016

Opportunity to join the second half (8 shaft) of the Guild's Certicate of Weaving.
This 12 class certificate, provides an introduction to multi-shaft weaving,
exploration of yarns and fibres, and the design and production of an 8 shaft article.

$1120 for members
$1210 for non members

Click here to visit the classes page for further information

Coordinator – Ilka White

From 1 February 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm

Download a brochure

Certificate of Spinning 2016/2017
The Guild is pleased to announce it will be offering a Certificate of Spinning, commencing in February 2016. This is an opportunity to study fibre characteristics, preparation and spinning in order to design and produce yarns for specific purposes.

$1150 for members $1250 for non members

Download a brochure

Click to visit the classes page for further information

Coordinator – Carmel Hanna
From 2 February 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm

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08/09 Weavers Group  

Meets 4th Saturday of the month, except January, July and December
10:30am – 12:30pm

 Dye Group

Meets 3rd Thursday of the month
10:15am – 12:15pm

 Experimental Spinners

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

 Needles and Hooks

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month
10am – 12pm

  Spindlers Group

Meets 1st Saturday of the month
10am to 1pm


Twilight Textiles group

Tuesday nights at the Guild come alive with Twilight Textiles!

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 6pm to 9pm.

Open to Guild members, you can come along to spin, weave, knit or just drop in!

Contact: Teresa Bennett on tsbtextile@yahoo.com.au






Australian Woolcraft


We are a member of Ravelry!

Calling all Spinners and Knitters

The Guild regularly receives requests from members of the public wanting garments made to their specifications. 

If you are a Guild member and would like to register your interest in taking orders on consignment, please ring through to the Guild and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.  Standard Gallery commissions will apply.




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