Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 30 June

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.

Coming up in July

On the weekend of 17-19 July, the Guild will be closed,
but you will find us at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show
in Bendigo.
Come and see us in Bendigo on all 3 days.
Find details of the Annual Show on the web at 
http://www.sheepshow.com/

If you are going to the Craft and Quilt Fair later in the month
pop by and see the Guild.  We'll be there 23-26 July
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank


New Classes at the Guild

Introduction to Weaving
Tutor – Ilka White
6 sessions throughout August
$390 for members $440 for non-members

Introduce students to the joy of weaving and enable you to have the confidence to continue weaving independently at the end of the term.

Introduction to Spinning
Tutor – Carmel Hanna
5 sessions throughout August
$265 for members $310 for non members

Learn all about preparing fibre for spinning, and the basics of using the spinning wheel to create beautiful yarn.

Visit Classes Page for more information


Workshops at the Guild

Making a Melon Basket

Tutor - Irma Kluger
8 & 9 July 2015 10-3pm
$170 for members $205 for non members

Irma’s Summer School basket making was so successful that a new two day workshop is now being offered at the Guild.

See the Workshops page for other up and coming workshops to put in your diary


Certificate Weaving - Intensive just announced. Check the Classes page for details.

New Classes have been added. Check the Classes page for details.

Rigid Heddle weaving

Above is an example of Rigid Heddle weaving - a new class added for May/June 2015

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


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

  0809 Weavers

25th July 10.30am
Interest Group Get together

22nd August 10.30am
Convenor: Michelle Fountain
Topic Theo Moorman and other Inlay Techniques

   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 at the Guild

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

 

 


We are a member of Ravelry!


 

Australian Woolcraft

 


 

 

 

 

AFFILIATED GROUPS WORKSHOP WEEKEND
COBRAM & DISTRICT SPINNERS & WEAVERS INC

28 - 30 August 2015

RACV Holiday Village,
Campbell Rd,
Cobram

Download an information pack and registration form here

Closing date for registrations is 30th June 2015

 


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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