The Guild brings together people who practise the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts and fosters and encourages the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition.
Joining the Guild has many benefits. And people joining from 1 October get the balance of the year, plus the full following year for the same price as a year’s membership. It also allows you to access classes at membership rates. Download a membership application now.
There are Meetings on the last Saturday of the month where we get together for spinning or other crafts. The Guild Rooms are open before the Saturday meetings from 10 am. They are also open each Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm.
The Guild Rooms are located above the church hall behind St Paul’s Church. On Thursday afternoons and meeting Saturdays, you can browse in the library, members may borrow books, equipment and visit the Fiber Shop for unique fibre and yarns for weaving, spinning, felting or knitting at excellent prices. Often we have preloved equipment to get you started in your journey at reasonable prices. Visitors are always welcome.
We have many looms, spinning wheels, braiding stands and associated equipment for hire by members. Included are tools like blockers, warping mills and drum carders that you like to use occasionally but don’t have storage space for at home. This equipment is often useful for those doing workshops or classes in the Guild rooms.
The library has an extensive selection of books, magazines and DVDs that cover weaving, spinning, design, knitting, crochet, felting, basketry, dyeing, and various other fibre arts and crafts. Only members may take items from the rooms.
There are several Guild groups that meet every month or two to share ideas and learn new techniques in the Guild rooms. The Braids, Weaving, Exploring Felt, and Sunday Social Spinners who meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month in the gild rooms from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm; all welcome new members.
Classes and workshops run throughout the year with details of upcoming courses available for enrolment listed here. There are also numerous courses and workshops held during our Summer and Winter schools.
We often receive requests for the address of fibre groups around Australia. As a service we share this information that we have developed over the years and attempt to keep updated.
Membership rates are for one calendar year starting 1 January and ending 31 December. New members joining from 1 October receive the balance of the current year for free when purchasing next year’s membership.
Membership, single, with emailed Guild News — $50
Membership, single, with posted Guild News — $65