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Wool Road Spinners & Weavers Inc

The Wool Road Spinners and Weavers hosted some magnificent three-day Country Workshops, held at the St Georges Basin Community Centre recently. These workshops, convened by Jenny Dunn, were sponsored by the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of New South Wales Inc and funded by a $500 grant from the Art Development Board of Shoalhaven Council.

The workshops were: Spinning and Dyeing with tutor. Jenny Hopper; Using Colour with Confidence with tutor, Denise Stevens; Lace Weaving with tutor, Marie Clews. The students came from four Spinning and Weaving groups in the Shoalhaven area, and were very enthusiastic with learning, and improving their expertise. Members also came from Sydney and Canberra, and Glenora Weaving Supplies and Virginia Farm were available to help replenish the Spinner's and Weaver's stocks.

Jenny Dunn talked about the Handweavers and Spinners Guild, its activities, including involving country members, and advantages of being a member.

Many thanks go to the Handweavers and Spinners Guild for sponsoring the workshops, to Maureen Speer for her hard work in organising the workshops and to the Shoalhaven City Council's Arts Development Board for their assistance.

The Spinners and Weavers are newly inspired with the knowledge they have gained from this very exciting experience.

The Wool Road Spinners and Weavers meet at the Lady Denman Maritime Museum Complex Schoolroom, Dent Street, Huskisson. Phone 02 4443 5239 — via Karen Spalding


I'm interested in learnin to spin alpaca and wool . Where can I find a supplier to buy ready to go for spinning in wool natural undyed? I live in Mulgoa nsw.

Have you tried Virginia Farm in Annangrove? Or if you can wait that long, a visit to the Muster in Mudgee at the end of May will offer you more than enough fibre.