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. It has been running since 1971 and continues to provide community, companionship and resources to practitioners of the fibre arts and crafts.

Guild Headquarters, St George's Church, Battery Point, Hobart

We are open most Thursday mornings and 2nd Saturdays between 10am and 1pm except over Christmas School holidays. You will find us in the rooms behind St George's Church at 30 Cromwell St, Battery Point.

Committee reports

2018 AGM President's Report 2017-2018   2017 AGM President's Peport 2016-2017
  April  President's Precis      June President's Precis June 2017
  May  President's Precis      July President's Precis July 2017
  June  President's Precis      Nov President's Precis Nov 2017
          Dec President's Precis Dec 2017

Guild History

During October 1970 ten ladies met in a private home to encourage one another in their infant spinning and weaving efforts. News spread, numbers increased and in August 1971 Fran Attrill was elected first president of the Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania. A Yarn store was established by Robyn Matheson and still provides cost effective and quality materials to the membership. An Equipment store was established and has a good range of spinning and weaving items for loan. A Library, started by Claire Bamford, is now the most comprehensive Fibre Library in the state.

A full history can be read in our 2nd published book, Textile Journeys, available for purchase from the Yarn Store, or by emailing the Secretary, or by using this order form.

Please contact the Guild Secretary for any further information.