Affiliated Groups

‘Bringing together persons who practice hand weaving, spinning and allied crafts’

Like-minded groups of spinners and weavers in towns throughout Melbourne, Victoria and the Murray Region affiliate with the Guild. They are part of an amazing network of enthusiastic and talented craftspeople.


Why groups affiliate with the Guild


  • Become part of a tangible network of people practising spinning, weaving, dyeing and other crafts such as felting, knitting .

  • Monthly Treadles newsletter brings info of courses, workshops, resources, exhibitions, books reviews and much more. Available to groups in print form or electronically to share with group’s  members.

  • Participate in annual exhibition held in Guild rooms in Carlton.

  • Join with other groups in Affiliated Groups Workshop Weekend

  • Have access to the Guild Library, an excellent collection with everything from the latest knitting, weaving patterns and journals to cultural traditions, fashion, and colour.

  • Affiliated members are welcome to volunteer at The Guild.

  • Affiliated members receive a $20.00 discount from the General price of Introduction courses and workshops (from 1 October 2019.  Proof of membership of an Affiliated group must be provided.

  • Regular exhibitions of works from Affiliated groups more than 80km from Melbourne are held at the Guild. Contact the Guild for additional information


Affiliated groups support the Guild in its role of teaching and maintaining high standards in spinning and weaving. These crafts have a focus in Melbourne through the Guild and its rooms in Carlton. An extensive archive of artifacts and historical material is maintained. Current work is exhibited regularly.


Becoming an Affiliated Group

As an incorporated association the Guild’s stated aim is 'to bring together persons who practise hand weaving, spinning and allied crafts.’


Our rules in relation to Groups who affiliate with us are:

  • Group membership is available to persons who wish to come together for the purposes of advancing their knowledge and skill in weaving and spinning and allied crafts.

  • The Group will affiliate with the Guild by paying the Group Subscription set by the Guild for the current year, plus any joining fee. This will entitle the Group to a copy of the newsletter and use of the library by a Group representative.’


A group wishing to affiliate with the Guild should contact the Guild office by email or letter.

The group may be incorporated under Consumer Affairs Victoria: Clubs and Not for Profits or may be an informal group meeting in a members home or under the umbrella of a local entity such as a library or community house.

The Guild’s indemnity insurance does not cover Affiliates, however a favourable rate is on offer to affiliates by our insurer, please contact the Guild for details.

Membership fees for 2019/2020

The subscription year commences in March each year, we provide a part-year discount for new Groups who join after September. 


Up to 20 members $70

Over 20 members $80

New groups add joining fee $15

How to join

Download a membership form:​

Find a group that meets near you

About the Guild

The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts. To help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

© 2020 - Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria Inc

Find Us Here

655 Nicholson Street

Carlton North  3054

Phone: +61 03 9387 9222

Contact Us

Guild rooms are currently closed to the Public.


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