Marvellous MohairMohair has been called the crystal fiber for its ability to shine and take dye. As a fiber it often presents the greatest challenge and reward for the hand spinner. Learn how to recognize the different ages of the fiber and how to choose the correct fiber for your next project. Tutor: Patsy Zawistoski, master hand spinner and teacher, enjoys achieving full design potential in her hand spun work by creating yarns for use in knitting, weaving and crochet. When: Sunday, June 2 Where: Guild rooms Cost: $80 members, $100 non members. Max 15 students
Luxury FibresFibers covered include llama, alpaca, cashmere, mohair, camel and angora bunny fibers. Learn how to choose the fiber and the yarn for your next project. Tutor: Patsy Zawistoski When: Tuesday, June 4 Where: Tradies hall, Gymea Cost: $80 members, $100 non members. Max 15 students
Beyond the BasicsThis workshop is designed for those who have learned to spin. It includes techniques such as even yarn diameter, even slant and appearance in singles and in plying. Tutor: Marie Clews When: 9.30am - 4pm, Sunday, June 16
Colour Blending FibresLearn colour theory while blending fibres to make a grey scale and a colour wheel.
When: 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, Oct 12 & 13
Tutor: Marie Clews
Weaving WorkshopsIf you are an experienced weaver, you may join any of the weaving modules offered in the weaving courses. Say, for example, that you have always wanted to weave a set of placemats in ripsmatta. Join Liz Calnan's Weaving Module 7 for the ripsmatta class. Modules 5-8 are on Monday nights and Modules 9-12 are on Tuesday nights, 6 - 9pm.
WM 6-12 can be completed in any order.
WM6 Undulating twill, colour and weave, shadow weave
WM7 Double weave, loom controlled lace, ripsmatta
WM8 Block theory, overshot, summer & winter on 4 & 8
WM9 Collapse weave, deflected double weave
WM10 Advancing twills, double weave - backed cloth, Theo Moorman technique, transparencies, waffle and novelty weaves
WM11 Loom structure and function: loom types, diversified plain weave, bead and doup leno, network drafting, yarn types and characteristics
WM12 Supplementary warp and weft, piqué, crackle, overshot as double weave, cord weaves, polychrome summer and winter
Further study: Tied weaves: tied Lithuanian, lampas, working in parallel: echo, turned taqueté, shadow, corkscrew twills, 4 colour double weave
Contact Ann Beatty, workshop coordinator to ensure that places are available as preference will be given to students who enrol for a complete term.
Cost: $30 per class for members
Contact: Ann Beatty, email@example.com
Contact the Guild Rooms on Thursdays 12 noon to 4.00pm, leave a message on 02 9745 1603 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment by cheque (make cheques payable to Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc), credit card or cash (in person) will confirm your place in the workshop(s) of your choice. Include the workshop form.
Cost: Members $65 per day, non members $80 per day unless otherwise stated.
Time: 9.30am for 10.00am start, finish 4.00pm
Where: Guild rooms upstairs at the back of the hall behind St Paul's church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood or in the small hall at the foot of the stairs to the Guild rooms, both air-conditioned.