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Handweavers and Spinners Guild Auckland: Focus on Fibre
September 20, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - October 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Diamond Anniversary Exhibition 1954 – 2014
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 20 September 2 – 3.30pm
Formed in 1954, to “advance and encourage the crafts of hand weaving, spinning, dyeing and related fibre crafts” the Handweavers and Spinners Guild is thrilled to be celebrating its diamond anniversary with a stunning exhibition Focus on Fibre at the Depot Artspace.
Not only will the exhibition feature new, top quality, one of a kind articles created by the current members, but there will also be the opportunity to see a display of historical works from private collections by some well-known textile artists who were former Guild members.
The techniques used in the exhibition will include weaving, spinning, knitting, tapestry weaving and felting, mainly using high quality natural fibres such as merino, alpaca, silk and bamboo. In addition, there will be three Hands-on Sundays, where visitors will have the chance to try out the various techniques, and watch demonstrations.
Hands-on Sundays will be held from 11am – 3pm on the following dates:
21 September (weaving and tapestry weaving)
28 September (spinning and knitting)
5 October (felting)