Our members have a wealth of knowledge about spinning and weaving.
The aim of our happy & enthusiastic group is to foster all aspects of spinning & weaving & to encourage new members to share our craft.
Spinning and Weaving workshops are held each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.An evening workshop is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m
We aim to share our knowledge and trusted resources, handy tips, skills and current projects with each other. See below for more details about joining our group.
Information about the dyes we will be using are at: http://www.earthpalette.com.au/item_7/Cotton-Dyes.htm.
Details for mordanting your cottons, bamboo and other fibres is here: http://www.earthpalette.com.au/item_6/Soda-Ash.htm. Andrea provided little packs of soda ash for anyone who wants to participate. Items can be soaked, squeezed out and line dried in preparation and the soda ash liquid reused with appropriate safe guards. I
Information and safeguards for using and storing soda ash are here: http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyeblog/C1224992486/E20130325074920/index.html
Dyeing Protein Fibres: 11 April. Details for mordanting your wool, silk, alpaca or other animal fibres will be posted here when available.
Felting: Sonya will lead us in felting slippers in May: stay tuned for more details.
Handknitters Guild: Sunday 21st May Yarn and Craft Market, Coburg Town Hall, 10-3pm (recommended by Megan)
Highway Gallery: from 23rd March to 2nd April has Living Colours: Peg Widdows Retrospective on show. 14 The Highway Mt Waverley, Wednesday to Sunday 12 noon to 4pm. Peg is a prodigious artist who uses beautiful hues of colour and strong modelling of paint to convey evocative, atmospheric landscapes.
For details about and links to the Nunawading Market (Yarn Barn and other suppliers of fibre), the Bush Heritage Fund and the Sunshine Collective see our links page here.
All meetings are held at:-Wadham House, Craft & Hobbies Centre,52 Wadham Pde, Mount Waverley, 3149Annual membership: $20Weekly fee: $3
See the Weavers and Knitters pages to view the outstanding results again this year. Ann took out the Best Exhibit in Show rosette, Hetti was also awarded a rosette for her table runner. Congratulations everyone!
Marilyn, Lana and Elisabeth all took out prizes for their weaving. Photos are on the weaving page.
See the Spinners, Weavers and Knitters pages for the outstanding results at the 2016 Berwick Show with Marilyn winning Best Exhibit Handspun and Handknitted sash. Waverley Spinners and Weavers took out 24 ribbons. Well done everyone.
We also had lots of visitors to the Show trying out both spinning and weaving as we demonstrated these skills.
Bothwell Spin-In news: Andrea is now the World Champion for the Longest Thread Spindle - Alpaca section and came 3rd this year in the Longest Thread Wheel- Wool. Congratulations Andrea.
18 members travelled to The Patch to enjoy Bill and Fay's hospitality to start off our year. A magnificent venue and lunch was enjoyed by all. Thanks Fay.
These was a good attendance for the Team Competition as we were challenged to prepare, spin and ply fleece and knit the yarn into a square in one hour.
15 members enjoyed a weekend at Mansfield celebrating Irene's milestone birthday.
Several members have gone to Harrietville for workshops and the Grand Valley Spin In.
The year began with a lunch at Fay's home at The Patch.
A donation will be sent to the Bush Heritage Fund in memory of Elizabeth's brother. Bush Heritage is a national non-profit organisation, whose aim is to conserve bio-diversity in Australia.
We also encourage our members to support the people of East Timor, through making clothes very much needed by many in poverty. This includes knitted garments.
Ongoing fundraising for Very Special Kids with donations via the Pink Pig.
Members knit caps, jackets and booties for the Monash Premature Baby Unit.
Members supply an Aged Care Facility with knee rugs, which are hand crafted.