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About us

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.

CSW's goal is to provide Spinning, weaving and fibrecraft education and sharing to adults and young adults from the Capital region in a welcoming community.

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


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.

Next time you are near the new suburb of Whitlam,

ACT, catch a glimpse of Baas Becking Street!

What a lovely acknowledgement of Solveig

Baas-Becking's contribution to the art and craft

history of Canberra.


CSW committee members at our 50th anniversary

Committee members 
  • Necia Agnew (President)

  • [Vacant] (Vice president)

  • Jacqui Kempton (Secretary)

  • Elizabeth Croft (Treasurer)

  • [Vacant] (Workshop manager)

  • Maree Ohlin (Equipment manager)

  • Liz Jarvis (Demonstrations manager)

  • Cathy Parmigiani (Committee member)

  • Leigh Casley (Committee member)

  • David le Chemaint (Membership manager)

  • Monique van Nieuwland (Gallery manager)

  • Alexis (Librarian)

  • [Vacant] (Meeting catering manager)

  • [Vacant] (Speaker manager)

  • [Vacant] (Newsletter manager)

  • Kate Loynes (Website and social media manager)

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