Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 18 August

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.

Craft Cubed

Craft Cubed is Australia’s biggest festival of the handmade, now in its sixth year.
with over 150 events over seven weeks from 1 August-22 September 2015.
We invite you to embrace, participate and learn with Craft Cubed.

Click here to view the Guild's Craft Cubed calendar of activities
Click image on right for Craft Cubed homepage

Come along and experience Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing at the Guild during the Festival

 


Spinning Open Day

5 September 2015
11:00am – 3:00pm
No cost, all welcome
A great day of demonstrations and activities.
Come in and try your hand at spinning on a wheel or spindle. Find out how to turn fibre into yarn.


Introduction to Spinning
Tutor – Carmel Hanna
From 24 October 2015 9:30am – 4:30pm
$280 for members $325 for non members

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


Calling all 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.


Craft Cubed Festival


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

  0809 Weavers

22nd August 10.30am
Convenor: Michelle Fountain
Topic: The use of Colour in Weaving

Open to all, as part of the Craft Cubed Festival.

 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 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

 


 

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