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 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.

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.)

Interested in this workshop?
Don't leave booking your space because
it was 5.....but now there are only 2 places left!

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, 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.  

Other Workshops being organised for 2018 include: Beginners Spinning, Beginners Felting and Beaded Jewellery.
2018 Workshops:

Sat March 10: Beginners Knitting
a full day workshop
Date: Sat 10th March
Tutor: Deidre Elliot
Participants will learn how to cast on and off, knit a test swatch and basic stitches as well as yarn gauge and selecting the right needles for the job.
No materials fee, but you are expected to bring needles and yarn 
(both of which are cheaply and easily available.) 
Watch this space for more details.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has been postponed until later in the year.

Tutor: Haig Miller
Location of workshop: Woodville South
Participants will make an A5 hardcover, hinged, Asian-influenced journal, together with an A5 3 hole pamphlet bound booklet. Additional materials fee: $10   Note: this is an external workshop; HSWGSA are handling the bookings.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has been postponed until later in the year.
Tutor: Haig Miller
Location: Woodville South
Participants will marble A4, A3 and A2 paper and also one large and one small silk scarf. Additional materials fee: $10. Note this is an external workshop; HSWGSA are handling the bookings.

Sun April 8:  Rainbow Dyeing
Date: Sunday 8th April
Time: 9:30am-2pm
Tutor: Kveta Dean, M.A. Vis. Arts
Learn about colour combining and theory before dyeing a skein in multiple colours. Additional materials fee: $15 (TBC).
Don't miss out - Only a few spaces left!

Sat 14 April:  Beginners Drop Spindling
Date: Saturday 14 April
Time: 9:30-12:30 (2.5 hours plus break)
Learn to spin a variety of fibres on a drop spindle, producing yarns of various weights; also easy plying. We will also look at support spindling. Additional materials fee: $15 (TBC)
Don't have your own spindle? We will have some available for purchase.

Sun 8 July: Natural Dyes
Date: Sunday 8 July
Time: 9am-3pm (5 hours plus breaks)
Tutor: Andy Barrett
Learn how to select and use plants to dye fleece and yarns in a variety of colours. Additional Materials fee: $20 (TBC)