About Us



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

SUMMER POPUP WORKSHOPS (January and February 2020)

Introduction to solar natural dyeing (fully booked)
Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 6.30pm-9pm at the Guild rooms
Make your own solar natural dye pot with Karen Bruford and Brooke Smith

Knitted rag rugs
Wednesday 12 February 2020 from 7pm-9pm at the Guild rooms
With Alison Milne

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


Join us on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm as we natter over knitting or chat over crochet – or do you fancy a bit of felting? Weaving, spinning – it’s all happening.

Forgotten how to read a pattern? What’s the difference between yarn over and double crochet? I’d like to use my mother’s spinning wheel – can you help? How do you weave? What is felting? Where can I get supplies, information, tuition? Can I just sit and knit…or crochet…or bring my needlework? Absolutely!

The Guild offers a quiet and friendly atmosphere at The Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden for these weekly gatherings. They are also free and you even get a cuppa!

All welcome – but for non-Guild members a small donation is appreciated.

Tuesday Night Textilers resumes on 28 January 2020.

New weekend groups
This year sees two new weekend groups starting for people who work weekdays.

Sunday Spinners – study group: 1st Sunday in the month 9:30am-12:30pm at the Guild rooms.
Improve your hand spinning, share knowledge and resources and experiment with new techniques exploring a different theme each month.

Weekend Weavers: 4th Sunday in the month 9:30am-12:30pm at the Guild rooms.
Bring your table/shaft/rigid heddle/inkle or pin loom for a morning of weaving. Use our extensive magazine and book library to plan your next project and dive into our yarn room stash.

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

2020 Taster Classes programme

Details of the Guild’s 2020 Taster classes programme will be posted on the website when they are available. These classes will include beginner spinning, weaving, tapestry weaving and felting.

We also run the occasional pop-up class on various aspects of yarn and fibre arts.

Details of these classes will be posted here as they are organised.

See the Classes  page for details.


Email: handweavers@xtra.co.nz