Keep your eye on this page and the Guild News for further details and for more workshops as they are scheduled.
Some workshops fill quickly - so if you are interested, don't leave signing up until later!
2018 Masterclass:

01-02 (Wed & Thurs) Aug: 
Backstrap Weaving with Laverne Waddington

This workshop is FULL! 

This 2 day masterclass is on complementary warp patterning on a body-tensioned loom.  Participants will learn how to plain weave, then add pick-up patterns, chart designs from samples, and finally weave a wider sample.
Note: We will be sitting on chairs around a table rather than sitting on the floor (traditional style).

Cost: Members: $240, Affiliate group members: $265, Non Members: $290
(Want to join the Guild to get the lower rate? You'll find information on the membership page.)

This workshop is FULL!


Basic Information about Workshops:

  • Early enrolment is for all workshops is encouraged to ensure a place.
  • For enrolments or questions: Please contact Andy on Guild Meeting days monthly on the 1st Sat (no meeting in January) from 10:30am to 12 noon, by email at hswgworkshops@gmail.com, or by phone: 0430 216 298 (but please avoid phoning in the late evening or early morning!).

Fees (unless otherwise stated) are:

  • Guild members: $30 (half day), $50 (full day)
  • Affiliated group member: $35 (half day), $55 (full day)
  • Others: $40 (half day), $60 (full day)

The materials fee (where given) is payable separately to the tutor on the day of the workshop.

Cancellations: if cancelling after payment, you may be offered a refund of fees (minus a $10 admin fee) if somebody takes your place.

Unless otherwise stated, workshops are held at the HSWGSA premises at 196 South Road, Mile End (in the old church buildings 2 blocks south of Henley Beach Road).

Free parking at the rear of the Guild premises. The parking lot is accessed via Lurline Street. 
Public Transport Options: There are regular bus services from the Adelaide city centre; the nearest railway station is at Mile End (a 15 mins. walk away). 

Half-day workshops include two-and-a-half hours' tuition plus a break; full-day workshops include five hours' tuition plus breaks.  
2018 Workshops:

Sat 18 August: Needle Felting
Date: Sat Aug 18
Time: 10am-4pm (5 hours plus breaks)
Tutor: Marg Lynn
Participants will produce a small needle-felted teddy bear or koala in 3D. No previous skills required. Materials fee: $15.

Sat 25 Aug: Silk Spinning - This workshop is FULL!
Date: Saturday 25 August
Time: 9am-3pm (5 hours plus lunch break)
Participants will learn to spin various types and preparations of silk, how to blend them with other fibres, dyeing and after care.
Materials fee:TBA
Requirements: Your own spinning wheel and basic spinning skills.

Sat 22 Sept: Microwave Dyeing
Date: Saturday 22 Sept
Time: 11:30-2:30 (2.5 hrs plus break)
Learn how to dye fibre in the microwave using wool dyes and jelly crystals.
Tutor: Mignon Martin
Materials fee: $15.

Sat 29 Sept: Bookbinding
Date: Sunday 29 September
Time: 10am - 3:30pm (5 hours plus break for lunch)
Tutor: Haig Miller
Participants will make an A5 hardcover, hinged, Asian-influenced journal, together with an A5, 3 hole pamphlet bound booklet. What could be better than a handmade journal for our project notes?  Additional Materials fee: $10
Please note: This is an external workshop, to be held at Woodville South.

Sat 13 Oct: Marbling
Date: Saturday 13 October
Tutor: Haig Miller
Time: 10am-3:30pm (5 hours plus break for lunch)
Participants will marble A4, A3 and A2 paper and one large and one small silk scarf.  Additional Materials fee: $10
Please note: This is an external workshop, to be held at Woodville South.

Sat 27 October: Needle Felting
Date: Sat Aug 18
Time: 10am-4pm (5 hours plus breaks)
Tutor: Marg Lynn
Participants will produce a small needle-felted teddy bear or koala in 3D. No previous skills required. Materials fee: $15. (Please note: this is a repeat of the August needle-felting workshop).

Saturday 10 November: Spinning Plant Fibres
Date: Sat 10 November
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm (2.5 hours plus breaks)
Tutor: Andy Barrett
Participants will learn about and practice spinning cotton, hemp, flax/linen and how these from animal fibres, including after care.
Materials fee: $10
Requirements: Participants must have basic spinning skills and own spinning wheel in working order.