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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)

Handwoven tea towel tips
Thursday 16 January 2020 from 7pm-8.30pm at the Guild rooms
With Terry Wyatt

Introduction to solar natural dyeing
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.

TUESDAY NIGHT TEXTILERS (TNT)  7pm-9pm

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.

The last TNT session for 2019 will be on 10 December.

Tuesday Night Textilers resumes on 28 January 2020.

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

2019 Taster Classes programme

The 2019 Taster classes programme has now finished. We will run a similar Taster programme in 2020 including the following classes:

  • Beginner spinning (spinning wheel)
  • Beginner 4 shaft weaving
  • Introduction to taaniko weaving
  • Beginner rigid heddle warp and weave
  • Warping your 4 shaft loom
  • Beginner felting
  • Next steps spinning
  • Beginner tapestry weaving

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.

CONTACT US

Email: handweavers@xtra.co.nz