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Weave a Scarf

Learn to Weave - 4 Shaft Loom - 2 weekends in June

Weaving a plain weave scarf and A Twill sampler


Leave to weave with Liz Calnan the premier weaver and tutor in Australia. Liz will teach you the fundamentals of weaving in an easy to follow and replicable at home style. You will make two items that will set you on your weaving journey.

Project 1.  Weaving a plain weave scarf  Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5

Explanation of

·         how to calculate the right number of threads

·         how to wind a warp

·         how to put the warp on the loom

·         good weaving techniques

·         several finishing techniques

Project 2.  A Twill sampler    Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19

which explains all the basics

·         how to get the beat right,

·         how to find the last pick when you loose your place in your sequence,

·         how to see a mistake

·         how to unweave quickly

·         how to read a draft,

·         how to interpret useful books

and most important, how to design interesting patterns for the next projects.

If you don't have a loom don't worry as with a Guild membership you can hire a loom from the Guild.

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What you will learn

  • Learn to weave a scarf in plain weave and weave a twill sampler

What you will get

  • These are beginning weaving classes, for people with no previous experience of weaving. Classes allow you to Learn a new technique and then improve your technique in the following weeks.
Parking Info

Entry to parking is from the shared driveway with Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy. Drive to the rear of the house and park in the bays.  

What to bring

  • Materials list will be supplied to students. Looms can be hired from the Guild.

What to wear

Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes

Appropriate for

Adults who would like to learn to weave, no experience necessary.

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. These include: 

  • Discounted prices for workshops
  • Use of the library
  • Equipment hire
  • Special interest group membership eg: Weavers Interest group, Tapestry Interest group, Braids Plus, Spinning
  • invitations to members-only events.

Email: membership@spinweavensw.org for an application form.

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

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Saskiarated it
20 Jun 2022Learn to Weave - 4 Shaft Loom - 2 weekends in June
An excellent teacher and a first prize winner of weaving competitions in America, Liz's knowlegde and passion is priceless.
Pennyrated it
20 Jun 2022Learn to Weave - 4 Shaft Loom - 2 weekends in June
Fantastic class. Liz was very supportive and created a nice class environment ... she knows everything there is to know about weaving. I had fun and feel I've learnt a lot. I'll be lining up for more classes if she runs them.

Cancellations & Refunds

Refund Policy

To assist in the management of courses, a cancellation process is essential.

Cancellation must be in writing to email learn@spinweavensw.org or Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc. PO Box 578, Burwood, NSW, 1805.

Participants who cancel up to two weeks prior to the course commencing: full refund; cancellations after this date: no refund.

The HWS Guild NSW reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment is not reached within one week of the class commencing.

If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be offered places in another workshop or a full refund if preferred.

Terms & Conditions


Secure your booking by paying in full.


Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. Your class requirements list will be forwarded to you after booking.

Location of Workshops 

Most workshops will be held at the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild at Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood. There is parking behind the house. Public transport is by bus accessed from Eastwood or Parramatta stations.


Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to class commencing. The venue must be cleaned up within 30 minutes of class finishing.

Discounts on Workshops

Network Groups: For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval.

Knitters Guild NSW: We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enrol at members’ prices and vice versa.

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