Canberra Spinners and Weavers is an active organisation with monthly members' meetings, regular drop-in sessions, annual studio sales and mostly annual exhibitions. Our AGM is held in March.
The first meeting of the ACT Branch of the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Australia was held in 1966. Over time there have been several name changes as well as incorporation as an association.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2016, culminating in two very special exhibitions during 2017.
As part of our anniversary celebrations, Canberra Spinners and Weavers received a Canberra Gold Award from our Chief Minister as a recognition of our commitment and community contribution over the last fifty years.
President Monique van Nieuwland
Vice President Liz Perry
Treasurer Jenny Hall
Newsletter editor Carol Guida
Workshop convenor Necia Agnew
Equipment manager Sue Chen
Committee member Jean Lombard
Committee member Polly Wheen
Our Canberra Gold Award 2017
From left to right:
Monique van Nieuwland, Miriam Nauenberg, Barbara Stanilewicz, Liz Perry, Fay Skyring, Helen Hamilton, Susan Weisser, Pam McDougall, Jenny Hall (President).