Spinners Haven offers a range of workshops – both private – and in conjunction with the Armidale Spinners & Weavers Group Inc.  The Armidale Spinners & Weavers Group Inc meet every Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in their rooms at the Armidale Showground on Dumaresq Street, Armidale.  Membership of the Armidale Spinners & Weavers Group Inc. is $50.00 per year for adults and $30.00 per year for school children.  Wheels and Looms are available for hire to financial members.

In 2017 we will be offering a range of workshops from the very simple “Weave-It” looms up to 4 shaft weaving, felting and dyeing workshops for the period February- June  – interested in a particular workshop?  Beginner Spinning Workshop date to be advised.  Learn how to spin and then consider joining the Club for your social contacts.   This year we are also offering small specific workshops and a list will be available asap.    Please contact me.

Next workshops:  

2017 workshops on demand.

Beginner Spinning Workshop – 22nd April, 2017

Beginner Felting Workshop – 13 May 2017

Beginner Rigid Heddle/Knitters Loom Weaving Workshop – 27th May 2017

Beginner Table Loom (Four to Eight Shaft) Weaving Workshop – 4th June 2017

Pre-Form – Scrumbling -July, 2017 –  Contact Jan Miller on 0477501315 to see if a place is available

Application Forms are required for all Workshops, together with a materials charge and tutorial fee – please contact President, Merryn Twemlow, 6772 8795 or Secretary, Robyn Ellis, 6775 2103

Don’t feel confident about joining a group as a beginner?  Ask me about a private lesson to get you started and confident to join others, or just to do it at home.  You will learn the basics on an easy to operate wheel and some wool knowledge along the way!!

Members frequently travel to Spinning/Weaving Retreats in Southern Queensland and Northern NSW.  Application forms are available.


Warwick – Cherrabah Mountain Resort, 1 Keoghs Road, Elbow Valley via Warwick, QLD 4370 – Dates: 09 – 11  March 2018 – Cost $210.00;  Saturday Day Visitor 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – $50.00 –   –  Forms available – Registrations due by 31 January 2018, or when filled, as there is limited space.

Nambucca Valley – at Stuarts Point – 23-25th March 2018 – Retreat costs ($130.00)include all meals – accommodation is separate (motel, caravan, camping, etc. all on-site).

Gold Coast – Bornhoffen – 31 March –  2 April, 2017 – $160.00 for full Camp (Day Visitors  – Saturday $45.00).  Gold Coast Camp was cancelled due to Cyclone Debbie.  New date for Camp is 21-23 July 2017.

Ipswich – Maroon Dam – May/June – 2017 – NOT RUNNING THIS YEAR

Toowoomba – James Byrne Centre, Highfields – 2018 – tba

Tamworth – Lake Keepit – 8-10 September, 2017 – $190.00 (No day visitors)

Craft Jamboree – Valley Spinners & Crafts Group Inc – Seaforth, QLD (north of Mackay) – 15-17 September, 2017 – $180.00 – Ph: (07) 49421692 – Email:

Gympie -29 September – 1st October, 2017.  To be held at a new venue in QLD.  Cost $180.00.

Highfields – James Byrne Centre – 20-22 October 2017 – Cost $150.00






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