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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 workshop

Exploring Shadow Weave
Saturday 21 March 1pm at the Guild rooms (after Guild AGM)
With Kurt Payne and Terry Wyatt

For more information about this workshop, see the Classes page where you can register online.

2020 education programme

Beginner Spinning (Spinning Wheel) Class (2 places available)
Sunday 29 March 9.30am—12pm
Queen’s Birthday Weaving Staycation (beginner level three-day weaving course) (1 place available)
Saturday 30 May, Sunday 31 May and Monday 1 June 9.30—3.30 each day

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

The full 2020 education programme will be posted when details are finalised. Classes will include beginner spinning, weaving, tapestry weaving and felting.

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.

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.

Contact us

Email: handweavers@xtra.co.nz