Tea Towel Exchange 2017

We welcome all members of the Guild and all members of our network groups to participate in a tea towel exchange, as part of our 70th year celebrations in June 2017.

All you need to do is:

  • weave four (4) tea towels and keep a weaving record of them;
  • send in three (3) tea towels, each with a copy of the weaving record by 23rd June 2017 (details of “where” below); and,
  • include a $10 entry fee with each set of three towels.

In exchange, you will receive three (3) different tea towels with their weaving records in August 2017. Read More

Scarf Exchange 2015

2015 the year of the Sheep/Goat is an excellent period for all the Chinese zodiac signs.

The element for this year is wood and the lucky colour is green. The sheep is the eighth sign in Chinese astrology and number 8 is considered to be a very lucky number. It symbolises wisdom, fortune and prosperity.

The West Australian Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild is sponsoring a scarf exchange. To join the 22nd year of the Scarf Exchange with Year of the sheep/goat as the theme, send 150 grams of fibre and the entry form by March 27, 2015, and you will receive a different package of fibre by the end of April 2015.

To make the article, the fibre may be spun, felted, woven, knitted, dyed, crocheted and/or a combination of crafts.

Closing date for the return of the article to Western Australia will be 28 August 2015. We will return your original fibre in the form of scarf, shawl, beanie, hat and/or bag with the details of the person who made it.

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Scarf Exchange 2014

Gumeracha Handspinners and Weavers of SA will host the 21st Scarf Exchange in 2014.
The Adelaide Hills, the food bowl of South Australia, are famous for their fruit and vegetable crops. Join the Scarf Exchange with Fruit & Vegetables as the theme this year.

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2013 International Scarf Exchange

Select 150gm of washed and combed natural fibre to be made into a scarf by another participant. In return you are required to create a scarf using the fibre sent to you.
Send fibre, fibre sample, entry form & entry fee ($16) to Canberra Spinners & Weavers Inc, PO Box 622, Dickson ACT 2602
The theme for 2013 is Four Seasons of Canberra.
The registration deadline is 31 December 2012.
All entries will be displayed at the Kurrajong Rooms, corner Sherbrooke and Angas Streets, Ainslie ACT, 25-29 September. The Canberra Spinners and Weavers Open Day will take place there on Saturday, 28 September. All crafters invited. Finished scarves will be returned by the end of November.
Coordinator: Val Walker

2012 International Scarf Exchange

The Wangaratta Hand Weavers and Spinners look forward to your participation. The theme for 2012 is: Fiesta – a kaleidoscope of colour.
Registration period: 1 October to 31 December 2011.
The aims of the scarf exchange are to preserve the skills of spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet and felting, to expand our wool craft network and to challenge each crafter to produce their best original work.
Participation in the scarf exchange involves you selecting 150gm of washed and combed natural fibre to be crafted into a scarf by another participant. In return you will be required to craft a scarf using the fibre sent to you.
1. Send your fibre, fibre sample, entry form and entry fee by 31 December 2011 to:
Wangaratta Hand Weavers and Spinners
PO Box 473
Wangaratta VIC 3676
2. You will receive an exchange package of fibre by the end of February 2012. Over the next 4 months you will be able to spin, dye, knit, crochet, weave or felt the exchange fibre into a surprising creation to showcase the best of your fibre talents.
3. Delivery Date for the return of your finished scarf is 20 July 2012.
4. Scarf Exhibition: All entries for the Scarf Exchange will be on display at Workshop Space, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Ovens Street, Wangaratta for 10 days from Saturday, 8 September to Sunday, 16 September 2012. The exhibition will incorporate the regional Sharing Day hosted by Wangaratta Hand Weavers and Spinners on Tuesday, 11 September. We invite all crafters to visit Wangaratta over this period.
5. Finished scarves will be returned by the end of Nov 2012.
All fibre must be in the form of washed and combed tops. You can use any natural fibre or combination of natural fibres. You can select the colours you prefer for your finished scarf or let the crafter choose whether or not to dye the fibre.
Entry Fee: Australian and NZ participants $16
Info & forms: Marion Stewart

2009 Scarf Exchange

Kurrajong Handspun Crafts Inc (KHC) is hosting the 2009 scarf exchange. The theme is Sunset over the Blue Mountains. This was chosen as most members of our group live either in the Hawkesbury area at the foot of the mountains or in the mountains. It does not have to be a scarf – a bag, hat, socks. Make any accessory that takes your fancy.
Send 150 gms of clean, prepared fibre to KHC by 1 May 2009, and receive a different package of fibre by the end of June. Your material can be any natural fibre such as wool, mohair, alpaca, silk, cotton, angora or any mixture of these. Return the processed fibre to KHC by 1 October 2009. After an exhibition in November, your own material in its new guise, will be returned to you.
Info sheets available from the Guild
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Bookmark Exchange 2009

Calling on weavers of any type of loom to weave twenty bookmarks for the Bookmark Exchange 2009. Sign up for the exchange before 1 May. Bookmarks are due by 7 September.
Synopsis of rules: weave 20 bookmarks, sized between 0.5″ to 3″ wide and between 5″ to11″ long. Fill out the draft, attach bookmarks to the draft, and mail them to the coordinator. The cost is $6 or return postage for international participants. The theme this year is sparkle, add a little something twinkling in your warp or weft.
The only identifying information posted on the web site is a person’s Yahoo screen name/email address. Official rules and draft blanks are posted on Yahoo Group: Bookmark Exchange 2009.
Any questions, email coordinator: