The Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania aims to bring together everyone who practises textile and fibre crafts for their mutual benefit, for the advancement of their crafts and discussions, demonstrations and exhibition. Note that the Guild rooms in Battery Point, Hobart, are open to all members to meet and network on each Thursday and the 2nd Saturday, 10 am to 1pm.

We have a healthy membership of about 360 crafty folk. Join us... Membership Form

Header pic - Merry Xmas, stay safe, see you in the New Year

Guild snippets... 

check the Event Listing for future happenings and the Blog Pages for recent news  

* Reminder! Guild Xmas Closure:

Guild rooms, yarn store and library will close Dec 13th and reopen January 17th 2019. You still have a chance to return library items or purchase that last minute wool-centric gift.

* Guild Xmas Gathering: Please join us on Thursday Dec 13th at Battery Point. Parking is limited, so you may wish to carpool. Shared lunch begins at noon, members are requested to bring a sharing plate. 

* New Workshop announced:  If you are new to weaving, or want to learn more about planning weaving, understanding pattern drafts, winding a warp and dressing a loom, then this is the workshop for you! Check out the Workshop page for more information about upcoming workshops in 2019

* Vacancy: Workshop Officer.

* President's Precis: November update available HERE.

* Workshop Payments:

Direct transfer now available when paying for workshops. Each workshop will have a code which you are asked to quote when registering, and to be entered into the description field when paying by direct transfer via internet banking. The registration form for all workshops is to be found on the workshops page.

* Bothwell SpinIN 2019: 

Are you entering any of the competitions? Information here, SpinIN website here.

* 27th International Scarf Exchange: 

Wangaratta Handweavers & Spinners are hosting 2019. Info, and their website.

* Show and Sell:  the 2018 Pop-Up exhibition, Pics here

* Congratulations and a big Thank You to all the Guild members who volunteered for the current committee.

* Certificate of Competency in Hand Spinning: Interested? Check out the blog.

* Group meetings: If your group has had a change of venue, or contact point, please inform the web elf & the newsletter editor.

* Our 3rd publication: The Weaving Patterns of Edward Hussey, by Mary Williams. See the blog. Order the Book :)

* What Group Meets when?: Printable Calendar or a Table of Info

* Library: Have you checked out the latest additions to the library? Have a peek at the brilliant resources before you decide to borrow. Check it out 

* Island Yarn Deadlines and Advertising: 

Autumn edition end of 1st week in February; Winter edition end of 1st week in May; Spring edition end of 1st week in August; Summer edition end of 1st week in November.

Members may advertise up to Two Lines (approx 30 words), for Free. Other prices: Up to 5 lines of text, no picture is $10. Up to half a page, with picture(s) is $40. Full page with picture(s) is $75. Payment must be made to the Treasurer in full before the advert will appear in the next issue of Island Yarns newsletter. Island Yarns is printed and mailed to every member quarterly. Contact the editor.

* Do potential members ask you "Why should I join the Guild?". Here are some reasons why.

* Have you got a project of which you are especially proud? Share it with us and your fellow fibre artists, send a picture and some information to the Newsletter editor and to the Web elf.

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