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Armidale (in the Eastern Highlands of Australia) Spinners and Weavers are a relatively small but active and friendly group of people who enjoy working with fibres and yarns. While the name refers to just those two crafts, we all enjoy other fibre-related crafts including felting, dyeing, knitting, crochet and a variety of other textile crafts, and regularly learn from each other.
The elected committee is:
President – Lee Daniel 0409450122
Vice-President – Margaret Small 0423708822
Secretary – Robyn Ellis 67752103
Treasurer – Merryn Twemlow 67728795
A supply of equipment for most of these crafts is maintained, and we are able to loan many items to potential learners. Visitors who wish to observe, participate, or learn new activities are always welcome.
Our meeting times are:
Thursdays, from 10:30 am to 2 pm
Saturdays – the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from about 2 pm to 5 pm
A variety of workshops are also held throughout the year to cater for the interests of members (and others!). Some of these “classes” are conducted by members, while for other more specialised subjects, some well-known artisan may be employed as a tutor.
We also occasionally visit members’ homes, attend community events or travel together to other places of interest around town and the district.
We currently meet in the rooms under the western end of the western Grandstand at the Armidale Showground on Dumaresq Street – drive into the Showground through the main vehicle gate about 100 metres from the corner of Canambe Street (assuming there is no major event on), and park next to our room.
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