Calendar

Jan
16
Tue
SS17 Dyeing and Spinning Cotton with Joan Ruane (USA)
Jan 16 – Jan 18 all-day

SS17 Dyeing and Spinning Cotton with Joan Ruane (USA)
$285 ($345 non-members)
Three-day course: Tues – Thurs, 16 –18 Jan 2018
at Epping Creative Centre, Epping
Cotton is really easy to spin when you understand the nature of the fibre and learn a few basic techniques for spinning a short fibre. Start spinning cotton with supported spindles and charkha without the restriction of an orifice and flyer. Joan will guide you on how and why to adjust your wheel and teach you basic spinning techniques. Over three days, learn how to card cotton properly, make good quality punis and learn to spin cotton from punis; dye cotton fibres and slivers and paint cotton sliver; spin off the seed and prepared ‘easy-to-spin’ cotton sliver; spin for a project, learn cotton-plying techniques and how to finish cotton yarns for your desired use.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner and intermediate: must be able to treadle wheel clockwise without trouble. This course will benefit spinners working towards CCHS.
Equipment: Spinning wheel, fast whorl (10:1+) or fast feet, lazy kate, four bobbins, clean carders, niddy noddy, dark apron/lap cloth, wheel maintenance kit, tags, pencil, plastic bags, small wide-mouth jar, rubber gloves & face mask. Joan recommends bringing your own spinning chair if possible or a cushion.
Materials: Australian cotton fibre donated by CSIRO. Other materials TBA.
Link: Guild classes

Jan
19
Fri
SS18 Nuno Felting with Rae Woolnough
Jan 19 all-day

SS18 Nuno Felting with Rae Woolnough
$95 ($115 non-members)
One-day course: Friday, 19 January 2018
at Guild Rooms, Burwood
Nuno felting is the laminaton of light-weight material, such as silk or muslin, with wool roving/ tops to create soft, draping material that can be used to make garments, scarfs, soft furnishing and wraps of many kinds. Nuno-felted material is better suited to Australia’s climate as it is softer and cooler than straight felted items. Learn how to dye silk and then use that silk to create wonderfully-textured Nuno felt. Choose from smooth light-weight material to highly textured pieces, each stunning in colour and design.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Equipment: TBA
Materials: $ 5 ( pay on the day) includes access to silk dyes & resists. Pagent silk available from Rae at $10 per metre.
Link: Guild classes

Jan
20
Sat
SS19 Enhance Your Tapestry with Colour & Texture – Marie Clews and Yvonne Eade
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day

SS19 Enhance Your Tapestry with Colour & Texture – Marie Clews and Yvonne Eade
$190 ($230 non-members)
Two-day course: Sat – Sun, 20 – 21 Jan 2018
at Guild Rooms, Burwood
EXPERIENCED WEAVERS will explore many different techniques to add vibrancy to your tapestry with colour blending, graduation, complementary colours, patterns and combinations. Learn to add textural elements if you wish. Bring a design or make one in class. BEGINNER WEAVERS will learn to warp a frame loom and explore various weft techniques including lines, angles, circles and shading. Learn how to use colour and texture to make a small tapestry. Designs will be provided.
Equipment: Frame loom provided for the class, or bring one (about 60 cm x 20 cm).
Materials: Fee TBA by tutors. Warp and some weft yarns included. Other yarns and bobbins available for purchase.
Link: Guild classes

Jan
22
Mon
SS20 Weave Ply-Split Vessels with Angharad Rixon
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

SS20 Weave Ply-Split Vessels with Angharad Rixon
$190 ($230 non-members)
Two-day course: Mon – Tues, 22 – 23 Jan 2018
at Guild Rooms, Burwood
Ply-Split braiding provides endless possibilities for creating 3-dimensional forms. Learn the basics of this technique and create your own ply-split basket! Learn how to prepare your own cords to make beautiful patterns and textures. Working with paper, you will make very strong (and useful) baskets, boxes, trays etc in a technique that can also be adapted for chair seats for those interested in furniture making. Prepare cords for ply-split braiding and learn how to follow a pattern. Weave two samples and complete a small vessel/basket.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner and beyond
Equipment: A gripfid if you have one
Materials: Braiding Kit – $20
Link: Guild classes

Jan
25
Thu
Guild Open
Jan 25 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jan
27
Sat
Guild Open
Jan 27 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-1.00pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Links for more info:
Guild Website

Guild Open
Jan 27 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Followed by a general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

Feb
1
Thu
Guild Open
Feb 1 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Feb
3
Sat
Feast Day of St. Blaise (patron saint of wool combs)
Feb 3 all-day
Feb
8
Thu
Guild Open
Feb 8 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Feb
11
Sun
CCHS Information Day @ Guild rooms
Feb 11 all-day

If you are interested in the Guild’s Certificate of Competence in Hand Spinning come to this information day to learn what is involved and how it will improve your spinning.
More information can be found here.

Feb
15
Thu
Guild Open
Feb 15 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Feb
17
Sat
Weaving Interest Group
Feb 17 all-day

Weaving Interest Group
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Weaving Interest Group
Sometimes details for this particular date/day can be found on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Feb
22
Thu
Guild Open
Feb 22 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Feb
24
Sat
Guild meeting
Feb 24 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm
Followed by a general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

Market Day
Feb 24 all-day

Call the office to book a table to sell your second hand yarn, equipment, books, handmade items. Trading will start at 1pm and continue after the General Meeting.

Mar
1
Thu
Guild Open
Mar 1 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Mar
8
Thu
Guild Open
Mar 8 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Mar
15
Thu
Guild Open
Mar 15 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Mar
17
Sat
Weaving Interest Group
Mar 17 all-day

Weaving Interest Group
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Weaving Interest Group
Sometimes details for this particular date/day can be found on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Mar
18
Sun
Spinning Study Group
Mar 18 all-day

Skill Level: Be able to spin a consistent thread
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5 ($10 non members)
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Spinning Study Group
Check out details for this particular date/day on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Mar
22
Thu
Guild Open
Mar 22 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Mar
29
Thu
Guild Open
Mar 29 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Mar
31
Sat
Come and Play day
Mar 31 all-day
Guild meeting
Mar 31 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm

Followed by a general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

Apr
5
Thu
Guild Open
Apr 5 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Apr
12
Thu
Guild Open
Apr 12 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Apr
15
Sun
Spinning Study Group
Apr 15 all-day

Skill Level: Be able to spin a consistent thread
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5 ($10 non members)
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Spinning Study Group
Check out details for this particular date/day on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Apr
19
Thu
Guild Open
Apr 19 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Apr
21
Sat
Weaving Interest Group
Apr 21 all-day

Weaving Interest Group
When:10-3pm
Cost: $5
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Weaving Interest Group
Sometimes details for this particular date/day can be found on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Apr
26
Thu
Guild Open
Apr 26 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Apr
28
Sat
Guild meeting and AGM
Apr 28 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm

Followed by a general meeting and the annual general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

May
3
Thu
Guild Open
May 3 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

May
10
Thu
Guild Open
May 10 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

May
17
Thu
Guild Open
May 17 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

May
19
Sat
Weaving Interest Group
May 19 all-day

Weaving Interest Group
When:10-3pm
Cost: $5
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Weaving Interest Group
Sometimes details for this particular date/day can be found on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

May
24
Thu
Guild Open
May 24 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

May
26
Sat
Guild meeting
May 26 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm
Followed by a general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

May
31
Thu
Guild Open
May 31 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jun
7
Thu
Guild Open
Jun 7 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jun
14
Thu
Guild Open
Jun 14 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jun
16
Sat
Weaving Interest Group
Jun 16 all-day

When:10-3pm
Cost: $5
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Weaving Interest Group
Sometimes details for this particular date/day can be found on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Jun
17
Sun
Spinning Study Group
Jun 17 all-day

Skill Level: Be able to spin a consistent thread
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5 ($10 non members)
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Spinning Study Group
Check out details for this particular date/day on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Jun
21
Thu
Guild Open
Jun 21 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jun
28
Thu
Guild Open
Jun 28 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jun
30
Sat
Guild meeting
Jun 30 all-day

Guild Open
When: 10:30-2.00pm
Followed by a general meeting in the church hall behind St Pauls church from 1pm until 4pm

Links for more info:
Guild Website

Jul
5
Thu
Guild Open
Jul 5 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jul
12
Thu
Guild Open
Jul 12 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm

Jul
15
Sun
Spinning Study Group
Jul 15 all-day

Skill Level: Be able to spin a consistent thread
When:10-3pm
Where: Guild Rooms behind St Paul’s Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $5 ($10 non members)
Links for more info:
General info on Guild’s Spinning Study Group
Check out details for this particular date/day on the Guild’s Ravelry discussion board

Jul
19
Thu
Guild Open
Jul 19 all-day

When: 12noon to 4pm