Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

  Site Update: 6 March

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.

Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving 2017/2018

This long-established course provides an excellent grounding in 4 shaft hand loom weaving for students who have completed an Introduction to Weaving course, or have some 4 shaft weaving experience.

Tutors: Ilka White, Gerlinde Binning and Pat Jones
Dates: Fortnightly Sundays (excluding School Holidays) from July 23, 2017
Duration: 17 days throughout 12 months (July 2017 – June 2018)
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: Guild members $1350, Non member $1400

For further details and booking online click here

Bookings can also be made by ringing the Guild during business hours on 9387 9222.

New Short Courses

Term 2: Introduction to Spinning
now open for bookings
Tutor: Victoria McKinnon
Cost: Members $305 / Non members $345
May 6th, 13th, 27th and June 3rd.
10 - 12.30pm
with half hour lunch

click here to book online

Term 2: Introduction to Weaving
now open for bookings
Tutor: Ilka White
Cost: Members $425 / Non members $475
Dates: Set up class on Sunday March 26
10:00 am 4:30 pm
Followed by Tuesday evenings March 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2 & 9
6:00 - 9:00 pm

click here to book online

New Workshops

The Guild is excited to have innovative textile artist Martien van Zuilen from Perth
presenting two creative felt workshops early next year.

Treasures Nests: Form, Layers & Textures in the 3rd Dimension
Mon 13 & Tues 14 March, 2017

Treasures Nests: Felt Bowls

Jewellery adorned – Felting on a Precious Scale
Wed 15 & Thurs 16 March, 2017

Felt jewellery

After such an excellent response to the 3 day workshop,
the Guild is now offering this course for a second time.

For more details, click here for the Workshops page

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.

Looking to join our weaving group?

Weaving Matters

If you would like to spend a couple of hours a month talking about, and workshopping, all things weaving, then the Weaving Matters group at the Guild could be perfect for you. The group meets monthly on the 4th Saturday of the month (although not in January, July or December) from 10:30am until 12:30. 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 books and patterns for their next project. The founding members of the group are all alumni from the 08/09 Certificate of Weaving. The group has grown over time and today welcomes new members.

Enquiries: Amber 0417 546 959

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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.


Weaving Matters
(previously 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





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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