SOLD OUT – Beginning Weaving with Ursula Stehle – August 29-30

There’s still time to book into Beginning Weaving with Ursula Stehle, get in quick!

FEES – $160/members, $180 non-members
DATE – August 29-30
TIME – 9am-4pm
PLACE – Fibrecraft House, 12 Payne Rd, Auchenflower, Qld

Learn how to warp, dress and weave on a multi-shaft loom. This workshop will lead you through winding your first warp, beaming your loom, threading, sleying and weaving. At the end you will go home with your own woven piece of fabric! Bring your own loom or use one from the guild.

This workshop is just an introduction into weaving and there is plenty to be learned afterwards. The two days is therefore also open for participants who have already attended a beginning workshop before and need a refresher or a step further.

Please contact for information or to enrol!

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SOLD OUT – Beginning Spinning Workshop – October 11, 2015

QSWFA are excited to offer Beginning Spinning with Karen Alpert!


Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: Fibrecraft House – 12 Payne St, Auchenflower
Cost: $95 for non-members, $80 for members PLUS $5 for materials

Karen will cover the basics of spinning wool fibres on a spinning wheel. If you don’t have a spinning wheel of your own, you can use one of ours!

Places are limited, if you’re interested please contact the office on or (07) 3371 0009.

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Mapleton Craft Retreat 2.0!


Calling all spinners, knitters, weavers, felters, basketmakers, papermakers and lovers of all things fibre and textile – it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the big reveal for the Mapleton Craft Retreat 2015!

We’ve listened to the responses from campers past and we’ve made the move back to Mapleton. It almost feels like coming home!

There are some changes this year – first, we’ve moved the dates to the last weekend in July to put a little more space between other fibre events on the calendar. Our retreat will run from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, 2015.

We have also introduced an “early bird special” for those who pay for the whole weekend by May 15, 2015.

The plan for this retreat is to open it up to a range of fibre crafts, from the familiar to the new and exciting! If you’ve never attended a retreat before because you thought it wasn’t for you, then this is the one to try!

Stay tuned for special guests, interesting workshops, and announcements about extra activities.

Mapleton Craft Retreat 2015 Registration Form

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Karlene Lewis – 39 years of EKKA demonstrating!

Ekka’s yarn spinner draws crowds with gum leaf wonder

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Call for Expression of Interest for Art/Science Exhibition in August 2014

The Ecosciences Precinct at Dutton Park is organising an Art/Science Exhibition for the National Science Week (17 – 24 August 2014) and they are seeking expressions of interest from artists who would like to showcase their work.

If you are interested please email by the latest Monday 23 June 2014 with a completed Expression of Interest including any supporting images.

If you need further information please email

Please feel free to forward this to any artist you think may be interested.

Expression of Interest
Exhibition Details

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