Classes

 

Auckland Handweavers and Spinners Guild Summer Pop-Up Classes

 

Beginner Spinning (Spinning Wheel)This class is now full

Tutor:               Kurt Payne

Date:                Sunday 9th December 2018

Time:                9.30 am – 12pm

Venue:              Textile Art Centre, 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden. The home of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Cost:                $36 Guild members ($43 non-Guild members)

This class is for beginner spinners and those wanting to refresh the basics of spinning with the spinning wheel.

Bring your own wheel or use a new Guild one. All materials provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes or video on your smart phone. Tea and coffee provided.

 

Next Steps Spinning (Spinning Wheel)

Tutor:               Kurt Payne

Date:                Sunday 30th December 2018

Time:                9:30am – 12pm.

Venue:              Textile Art Centre, 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden. The home of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Cost:                $36 Guild members ($43 non-Guild members)

This class is for beginner spinners wanting to take the next steps in developing their spinning technique. The class will cover making a 2ply yarn and making a chain ply yarn. 9:30am arrival for tea/coffee and to set up your spinning wheels, the class begins at 10am.

Bring your own wheel or use a new Guild one. All materials provided. Bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes. Tea and coffee provided.

 

Homework that you need to bring

-Spin 2 bobbins of 10 – 25gms of fibre

-Spin 1 bobbin of 25 – 50gm fibre

-Spinning wheel (or use a Guild Wheel)

-Lazy Kate

-Empty bobbins

– Please submit 1 question or spinning problem you would like answered, discussed or demonstrated on the day

 

Weaving/warping- The Weavolutions Warping Morning

Tutor:               Kurt Payne and Alison Francis

Date:                Saturday 29th December 2018

Time:                9.30am – 1pm

Venue:              Textile Art Centre, 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden. The home of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Cost:                No charge Guild members ($5 non-Guild members)

Promised to get your loom out again? Santa deliver one you haven’t warped yet? Bring your loom, yarn and tools along to the Guildrooms to take advantage of the space and tables for a morning of new year, new project warping. Actually there is enough time to warp and finish weaving a DK weight scarf….

Guild looms may be available for members and we can did out a warping frame if you need.

Don’t weave? Don’t worry! Bring along your wheel or knitting and enjoy the social atmosphere. Tea and coffee available.

 

Our HWG education programme is continuing to the end of this year. Take advantage of our expert Tutors and get more from your work. If you wish to enrol in a class, please contact Alison Francis in the office (handweavers@xtra.co.nz or phone 638 7138 and leave a message).

Alternatively you may also fill out our online form, or print and fill out the PDF form below and send it to us.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ATTENDEE FORM

 

How to Enrol

Pay the amount into the Handweavers and Spinners Bank Account 12 3011 0808690 00 with Class name and Your surname in the reference sections .

Fill out the class registration form at the end of the classes page on the website

(If you cannot pay directly into the account, please email us and tell us that you are posting a cheque to Handweavers and Spinners Guild, PO Box 67099 Mt Eden)

All classes are held at The Textile Arts Centre (the former women’s Bowling Club building), 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden

 

 

 

 

 

Class Photos / Feedback

Loom ready for the Tapestry Taster class 2018

 

Felting – Photos from the class

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4 Shaft Weaving – Photos from the class

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Beginner Tapestry Weaving – Photos from the class

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 Feedback – ‘Exploring 4 Shaft Weaving’

“Thank you very much for conducting the weaving course that I attended yesterday.

When I purchased my loom off Trade Me, it was not what I expected. I had used a small rigid heddle at school and was expecting that – not a very large, very heavy four shaft loom.

Thank goodness you were able to give me a few lessons and get me going.

But I had lost my confidence and was having a love hate relationship with the loom.

Thank you for guiding me through the warping up process on the lovely 8 shaft looms that the Guild has purchased. They are so light compared with my loom, and much easier to thread.   The racket stays open to make it easier to wind on.  With my loom I need to hold open the rackets and as my arms are not long enough to hold one open and wind on, swear words occur.

I have enclosed two photos of the work that I achieved. I enjoyed the challenge of working on all eight shafts. I hope that everyone admires the loom and the work we did when it is displayed at the Woolfest.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and meeting the other lovely ladies.”

Kind Regards,

Sue Ellen

 

 

 

Class Registration Form

Payment Methods:

Direct Credit to Guild Bank Account (preferred) – 12-3011-0808690-00. Please put your surname and Class name in the reference Fields

Cheque – Please put class name of back of Cheque and post to Handweavers Guild PO Box 67099, Mt Eden Auckland 1349

Please Note that your enrolment will be confirmed once payment is made.