SpinOUT 2018


Date & Time: 03 March 2018 10am-4pm

Venue: Bothwell Council Chambers Lawn Alexander Street Bothwell

Theme: 'De-stash Market Day"

Help that cupboard close and bring your overstocked wool & fibre stash or -products to sell or trade. You will need to supply your own folding table.

Cost: $5.00pp at the event.

Morning tea & lunch will be available for purchase on the day. Please see Programme below for details.




10:00 - Event opens

Meet & greet over a cuppa and a snack.

Morning tea is complimentary for Guild members. A gold coin donation is appreciated from everyone else.

11:00-12:00 - Eco Dyeing Workshop, Presentation & Demonstration

Presented by Julia Spencer of "Natured Cloth" Launceston.

You have seen the magnificent array of colours Nature provides. Learn how to apply that earthy warmth and brilliance to your wardrobe through the use of eco dyes from the Tasmanian landscape and embrace the difference!

Bring a piece of cloth or garment (natural fibres only) your collection of vegetation, leaves, petals, blooms and kitchen string (left over after tying the legs of the Christmas Turkey) and experience a whole new colour dynamic provided by Mother Nature herself.

See what fun is in store and just how amazing the result can be by viewing Julia's work on her Facebook page Natured Cloth.

12:00-13:30 - Lunch

Catered lunch will be available to those who have pre-ordered it. Everyone else will have a number of food outlets available nearby.

13:30-14:30 - Q&A: The International Longest Thread Competition

Presented by Julitha Barber

Hear how to achieve mastery over the stumbling blocks and perfect your technique with an interactive Q&A session with Julitha from West Australia, the International Longest Thread Competition Winner for the past three years.

Get ready to spin, because Q&A is followed by the hands- on session, where Julitha will supervise and advise you on your technique. How better to be advised than by the person whose entry is recorded in the Guinness book of Records 1990?

14:30-15:30 - Superfine Spinning and how to make Lace-weight Yarn

Presented by Julitha Barber

Julitha will demonstrate her super-fine spinning technique and give hands–on support so you too, enjoy the magical opportunities lace-weight yarn offers.

Julitha is passionate about sharing her skill and advice and holds the view, that this technique will open so many exciting pursuits for spinners, a veritable Pandora's Box full.

16:00 - Event closes