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, at a members home (contact me for details), but after 21st April, will be back at the Armidale Showground on Dumaresq Street, Armidale, in temporary rooms until the Grandstands are repaired.  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 2018 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 workshops:  Application Forms are required for all Workshops, together with a materials charge and tutorial fee – please contact Treasurer, 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: March, 2019 – further info when it comes to hand.

Nambucca Valley – at Stuarts Point – 23-25th March 2018.  You missed a small, but lovely friendly camp !!!  Very relaxed, delightful venue – lots of craft.  Six Armidale Members (and 4 husbands) travelled down – fishing, boating, bike riding for the husbands – Lots of new skills –  good food – and yes, we are going back next year  – probably for a week rather than 3 days!!!!   2019 Information when it comes to hand.

Gold Coast – Bornhoffen – 27-29 April, 2018- $165.00 for full Camp (Day Visitors  – Saturday $45.00).

Ipswich – Maroon Dam – 25-27 May/June – 2018 – Forms available

Toowoomba – James Byrne Centre, Highfields – 2018 – tba

Tamworth – Lake Keepit -September, 2018 (No day visitors) – Information not yet to hand

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

Gympie -October, 2018.  To be held at a new venue in QLD.  Further information as it comes to hand.

Highfields – James Byrne Centre – October, 2018 – further information as it comes to hand.






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