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 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, back 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 2019 we will be offering limited workshops (due to the temporary accommodation) from the very simple “Weave-It” looms up to 4 shaft weaving, felting and dyeing workshops  – 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 workshop being offered by the Armidale Spinners & Weavers Group Inc: Is a Table Loom Weaving Workshop – 25-26th May 2019.  Tutor is Margaret Small.  

Venue:  Club Rooms starting at 9:30 am both days.

You will need:  You will be winding your own warp and then dressing the loom so you will need to bring 1 x 100gm ball of acrylic 8 ply yarn (about 250 metres) for the warp and another ball of a different colour for the warp.  If you want more than one colour in your weft, then bring what you want.   You will need to bring your own lunch – morning and afternoon teas will be provided.

Application Forms are required for all Workshops, together with a tutorial fee of $50.00 for Armidale members and $80.00 for outsiders – please contact Secretary, Robyn Ellis, 6775 2103.  Please confirm your interest by 1st May, 2019 so we know how many looms to prepare.  You may also bring your own loom.

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 or loom 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 – possibly back at Leslie Dam in 2020 – hope so !!!!

Nambucca Valley Craft Camp- at Stuarts Point –  March 2020 – Cost  tba.

Gold Coast – Bornhoffen – 3-5 April, 2020 – Cost tba

Ipswich – Maroon Dam – 21st June – 23rd June, 2019 – $190.00 – Saturday only $70.00

Toowoomba – James Byrne Centre, Highfields – 7th June – 9th June, 2019 – $200.00

Tamworth – Lake Keepit -13th – 15th September, 2019 (No day visitors) –

Craft Jamboree – Valley Spinners & Crafts Group Inc – Seaforth, QLD (north of Mackay) – Ph: (07) 49421692 – Email:

Gympie -to be held at “Garapine”, 24 Mountain View Road, Kybong, QLD  4570 – 3rd to 6th October, 2019.   4 Day Camp – $260.00;  3 Day Camp (4th-6th) – $190.00;  Saturday only – $50.00.

Highfields – James Byrne Centre – 18-20 October, 2019 – Cost tba

Wollstonecroft – tba






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