Bendigo 2019

An excited group escaped Melbourne for the sunny? ambience of Bendigo in the middle of July.




Montsalvat 2018

ON a glorious autumn day, many of us ventured to Montalsalvat in Eltham to view an Exhibition by Plush! and Pat Jones. We were fortunate to be shown the exhibition by both Christina, one of the weavers, and Pat, who made the garments. Their creations had warps made of Australian wool, processed in Italy, wefts of Indian silk, selected and tested for quality, all dyed by Virginia. Christina explained some of the creative process, including showing us her story board (photo below) which demonstrated the extensive work involved in the creation of these garments. This is a selection of some of the items and part of the grounds of Montsalvat. We were inspired and hope to see the results of this in our own weaving in the coming months. 

Megan and Luke: wedding of the year


2017 Photos from Dyeing day

A fabulous May day in beautiful sunshine.


2014 Affiliated Groups Conference 

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th August, 2014

at Camp Manyung, Mt Eliza on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula
The sun shone on us, we ate more than we should, we talked more than we should and we enjoyed the fun and ideas everyone shared. 

Fashion Parade



Dairing's Display

Camp Manyung






We would like to congratulate you all for the weekend conference. It was a very happy, enjoyable and inspiring weekend, with very friendly people. There was a very happy positive vibe throughout the weekend.

(Thank you for this kind note: it was greatly appreciated.)


Ruth from Lara: Marvellous weekend, great food and plenty of it, good workshops, terrific companionship. A lovely weekend.

Maureen from Cobram: loved “catching up with old friends.” She hopes everyone will enjoy coming to Cobram-Barouga next year. Accommodation will be at the RACV Club. Planning is well underway for a great time.

Elisabeth from WSW: The honey badgers were so funny!

Elaine: I've been to many of these conferences. Great! But so much food!

Barbara from Box Hill: Charly's talk about her early years, her family and the traditions of the rugs from the New Mexico Navajo was fascinating. Wonderful stories!

Annette from Ballarat: reminiscing about one of the earlier conferences at Healesville: The accommodation was all over the place, some good, some not so good. But the funniest thing was the dinner at Healesville Sanctuary. They had put up canvas to protect us from the elements. Unfortunately, they didn't check out where all the animals were. We had just been served the soup, when a possum's piddle rained down over the table. 

"I love coming to these weekends."

Mission to Seafarers April 2019

7 members spent a lovely afternoon at the Mission, demonstrating the spinning and weaving crafts as part of the Practice makes Perfect exhibition over the weekend. The 100 year old Heritage building is architecturally significant and is considered a fine urban example of the Arts and Crafts Style in Melbourne. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Norla Dome, learn the history of the Chapel, peak inside long-lost nooks and discover the hidden garden and courtyard. 

Australian Tapestry Workshop 2017

The entries in the Kate Derum Awards for Small Tapestries were also on display. Here are some of them: 

2017 Felting with Sonya

With appreciation of Sonya's felting and teaching skills: thanks Sonya


2014 Affiliated Groups Conference


Wool and Paper Clip Necklace - Sylvia Mason

Mosaic Knitting - Robin Pope


Using a Kae Loom - Helen Whitehead


Felted Slippers - Sonia Stempihar



Gold Work Christmas Tree Decoration - Maria Gillies


Woollen Balls - Ann Doran


Spindle Spinning with Emma Gerring


Chat with Charly McCafferty



Dyeing with Crepe Paper - Dorothy Rowe


Excursion to Historic Homestead "The Briars"

Chatters' Corner