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.
Berwick Show: Entry forms for the Crafts sections of the Berwick Show are due on Tuesday 14 February. Copies will be available at our Tuesday meeting. Cost is $2 per entry. Items need to be delivered by Wednesday 22 February, but may be dropped at Waverley on Tuesday 21 February. Online details about entries is available here: http://www.berwickshow.org.au/attachments/article/26/CraftandCookingSection.pdf
Entry forms can be downloaded here if you wish: http://berwickshow.org.au/attachments/article/27/CraftandCookingEntryForms.pdf
See the Links page for Laverne Waddington's information and instructions for Andean Pebble weave. Laverne recently ran excellent seminars at the Guild.
See the knitters page for the pattern for Twiddle Mitts: a great gift to hospitals for people with dementia.
All meetings are held at:-Wadham House, Craft & Hobbies Centre,52 Wadham Pde, Mount Waverley, 3149Annual membership: $20Weekly fee: $3
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.
Our annual Morning Tea and trading table fundraiser raised over $750 for Cabrini Foundation Cancer Research. Thanks to our members and guests. Great effort everyone.
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.