Non-members are welcome to join the Guild to become eligible to hire equipment, use the library, etc.  Please contact the Guild for further information.


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Key registration dates

Book before 11 July. After this date, courses without sufficient enrolments may be cancelled. A 10% early-bird discount is available until 6 June. If places are available and the course is proceeding, late enrolments may be accepted up until 18 July.

Booking

  1. Book and pay online
  2. Register your interest by email to the Guild at , phone the Guild rooms (02 9745 1603) on Thursdays between 12 noon to 4.00pm or leave a message outside of these hours.
  3. Email or post your booking form to:

    Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW Inc
    PO Box 578
    Burwood NSW 1805

  4. Secure your booking by paying in full and submitting your booking form. Payment methods are given in detail on the booking form.

Materials

Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. Your class requirements list will be forwarded to you after 12 July.

Locations

All courses will be held in the Guild rooms upstairs above the hall behind St Paul’s church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood. Please note that access to the rooms is via a stairway.

Times

For all day classes participants should arrive at 9.00am. The rooms must be cleaned up by 5.00pm.

Network Groups

For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval. We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enrol at member prices and vice versa

Refund Policy

To assist in the management of this Winter School, a cancellation process is essential Cancellation must be in writing to:

Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW Inc
PO Box 578
Burwood NSW 1805

Or email . Cancellations up to 11 July: full refund; cancellations after 11 July: no refund. HWS Guild NSW Inc reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment is not reached by Thursday, 11 July. If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be offered places in another workshop or a full refund if preferred.

Cancellations (or enrolments) within one week of the course commencement will receive no refund. HWS Guild NSW Inc. reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment is not reached. If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be offered places in other workshops or a full refund, if preferred.

Workshops | Coming workshops

Coming workshops | Workshops

Sew your weaving

Tutor: Maria Chiodo

This is a two-day workshop presented over two weeks in June.

Learn how to sew a simple sleeveless vest with binding, zipper opening or buttons and buttonholes. Maria will supply a simple vest pattern in sizes 8 to 20 for participants to trace and adjust to their sizes with her guidance.

You will need:

  • woven cloth, must have been wet finished (this can be various sizes and colours which can be joined to produce a pattern piece).
  • enough lining for your vest or you may wish to bind all your seams in which case you will require bias binding in a suitable colour for your cloth
  • a zipper of the correct length OR buttons that you may wish to use for your project
  • sewing machine and sewing equipment eg scissors, tape measure, pins, matching thread for their project, hand sewing needles, etc.

Expressions of interest: Contact the Guild

Sewing a garment using narrow width handwoven fabric

Tutor: Denise Warren

Date: May 2021 (date to be confirmed)

In this workshop you will weave the shaping for the shoulder and front and back neck. Denise will demonstrate various ways of joining your fabric to make a garment. Fabric can be as narrow as 30cm.

Expressions of interest: Contact the Guild