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.

Header pic - Autumn in the Huon Valley 

Bits & Pieces - check the Event Listing for future happenings 

See the 2016/2017 President's Report.

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

* Campbell Town Show: June 2nd & 3rd, why not enter. See the Schedule, Print the Entry Form. Get behind the Midland Agricultural Association Inc, established in 1838!

* Tasmanian Craft Fair 2017: Are you, or your group, thinking about the Craft Fair yet? Check out the Information and the Entry form here. 

* Bothwell SpinIN: Very succcessful event well supported by Guild members. Blog here, and you can check out the Bothwell SpinIN website.

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

* Backstrap Weaving: Call for interest in a Backstrap Weaving workshop, see the flyer.

* 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?

* Website change: Blogs about Workshops are now on a page under Workshops.

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

* Island Yarn Deadlines: 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.

* Advertising in Island Yarns: 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.

* Library News: Browse the Guild library online. This is not a loan facility but it does let you know what the Guild has in the way of brilliant library resources. The weird, the wonderful, the old, the new. Check it out 

* 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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