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Handweavers and Spinners Guild activities, events and meetings have now resumed in the Guild rooms, subject to the government’s covid-19 protocols.

The Guild rooms are large enough to accommodate group and class numbers easily with adequate physical distancing, and appropriate sanitising and cleaning. Please:

  • Sign in (for contact tracing purposes)
  • Use the hand sanitiser/soap provided
  • Maintain adequate physical distance
  • Stay home if you have a cough, cold or feel unwell

The 2020 education programme has begun. See the list of classes below and the Classes page for full class details and an online registration form.

Open to all ages and abilities

Classes and workshops

A superb textile craft library

Access to yarns, dyes, equipment and expertise

A strong sharing tradition

Welcome to the Handweavers and Spinner Guild Auckland!

We are a friendly community of fibre enthusiasts who love sharing our experiences, knowledge, ideas, successes and challenges in spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, tapestry weaving, crotchet and other fibre crafts.

The Guild is open to all ages and abilities and welcomes new members. Membership of the Guild offers:

  • special interest groups in knitting, spinning, weaving, tapestry weaving and felting
  • access to a comprehensive textile craft library
  • access to yarns and fibre for purchase (especially yarns and fibre not readily accessible in New Zealand)
  • equipment to borrow
  • discount on classes and workshops
  • a community of congenial fibre enthusiasts.

Since it was set up in 1954, the Guild has fostered and encouraged the fibre arts in a welcoming and sharing community.
The Guild is affiliated to Creative Fibre, the New Zealand organisation for all fibre crafts.
To join the Guild, you must also be a member of Creative Fibre.
Annual Guild membership: $45
Annual Creative Fibre membership: $35

See here for information about the location of the Guild premises.

Contact us: handweavers@xtra.co.nz

2020 education programme

Creative Rigid Heddle Weaving
(fully booked)
Sunday 26 July, 9.30am-1pm

Next Steps Spinning
Saturday 8 August, 9.30am-12pm

Beginner Tapestry Weaving
(fully booked)
Saturday 15 August, 10am-4pm

4 Shaft Weaving Weekend (2 days)
(2 places available)
Saturday 29, Sunday 30 August, 9.30am-3.30pm each day

For more information about these classes, see the Classes page where you can register online.

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild runs a number of special interest groups in knitting, spinning, weaving, tapestry weaving and felting. For more information about these groups, see the Guild Groups page.

See here for information about the location of the Guild premises.

Contact us

Email: handweavers@xtra.co.nz