Working with Weaving Software
from AU$240.00

Working with Weaving Software

Learn to design drafts for your own fabric

Next Available: Thu, 20 Jun 9:30AM (AEST)
7 hours x 2 Days


These two days are spent learning how to effectively use the Fiberworks weaving software to design, check for floats, check drafts in books and magazines, and experiment with various colour effects for your woven fabric. You still need to choose yarn and weave the cloth to feel the cloth’s drape, but the software allows you to scale and visualize your design.  Students develop designs on their own individual laptop as a class group, following on-screen and face-to-face instruction.

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What you will learn

  • design a 4-shaft threading using Fiberworks design software
  • explore colour as well as check threadings and floats
  • check the balance and structure of design and print lifting

What you will get

  • small-group tuition
  • knowledge and skills to design weaving with Fiberworks software
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

  • Laptop with a demonstration version of Fiberworks loaded, preferably a fully validated copy of the Fiberworks Silver version
  • Power cord and plug-in or wireless mouse
  • Lunch and reading glasses if needed

What to wear

Casual clothes

Appropriate for

Workshop is designed for more experienced weavers who can read a draft, have woven 4 shaft twills and double weave on 4 shafts, worked with 8 shaft twills and are interested in furthering knowledge of advancing twills, profile drafts and networking. We will work at the current skill level of the class, and may not cover all the concepts at this time.

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, Temari, Piece Weavers.
  • Invitations to members-only events.

Email: 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 — $60. 

If you would like a posted Guild News there is an additional $25.00.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions


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Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. 

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 enroll at members’ prices and vice versa.

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