Craft Groups

The Good Yarn Local Craft Groups

Australian Local Craft Groups

Sharing a cuppa and your crafts is the perfect day! If you’re looking for new friends and some time learning new craft skills, why not join a local craft group or guild. Below is a list of craft groups that get together regularly to dive into the world of spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, and needle felting. Trust me, you’re in for a treat!

Find your local group by choosing a state below and you will be taken directly to it.

New South Wales Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Albury PumpHouse
Maker Space & Artist Workshop
Opening Early 2024TBA
Bendigo Weaving Meetup – InterlaceMeets Monthly, usually the second Sunday 1-3.30.
In Bendigo and currently House of Cloth
Facebook Page Here
Website Here
Springwood Spinners
Spin, weave, knit, crochet and all fibre related crafts
Meet Tuesdays from 9:30am – 1:30pm at the Springwood Community Arts CentreFacebook Page here
Kurrajong Handspun CraftsMeet at North Richmond on Tuesdays 6.30ish to 9pm. And also Thursdays 12-3pm. Workshops are usually 4th Thursday of the month with a long day 10-3Facebook Page Here

Website Here
Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSWGuild shop and Rooms are open Wed, Thur and Saturday 10am – 4pm with many different groups coming together. Check the calendar for more details
Rush Farm House 19 Lawson Street Eastwood NSW 2122
Website Here
Email Here
Handweavers and Spinners Goulburn NSWMeet in the Men’s Shed on Wednesday and Friday mornings.Facebook Page Here
Wollongong Handweavers and SpinnersMeet at Mt Ousley School on MondaysFacebook Page Here
Armidale Spinners and WeaversMeet every Thursday between 10.30 and 2.00 and the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month between 2.00 and 5.00, under the western grandstand at The Showground
Albury Wodonga Handweavers and Spinners Guild IncMeet on Wednesdasy from 10am-2pmFacebook Page Here

Email: awspinners@gmail.com
Bathurst Handweavers & Spinners Guild IncFacebook Page Here
Banora Point Spinners & WeaversMeets Tuesdays & Fridays
Tweed Unlimited Arts complex, Pioneer Pde, Banora Point
Email Here
Blue Mountains FeltersFourth Sunday of every month from 11.00am to 3.00pm (excluding December)
Lawson Community Hall
9 New Street, Lawson
Behind the Lawson shops
Facebook Page Here
Berry Spinners & Weavers IncWednesday 6.30am to 9.00pm
Thursday 10.00am to 12.00pmLocation
Berry School of Arts Building
19 Alexandra Streets, Berry
Facebook Page Here
Bega Valley Textile GroupAlternate (Friday one week, Saturday the next week) 10.00am to 2.00pm (refer contact)

Location:
Operating Theatre
Old Bega Hospital
277 Princes Highway, Bega
Facebook Page Here
Central Coast Hand Weavers, Spinners & Textile Arts Guild IncLocation:
10 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford
Facebook Page Here
Clarence Town FibreholicsTuesday 10.30am to 2.30pm (Except Christmas and New Year)
Location:
Anglican Church Hall
36 Grey Street, Clarence Town
Dorrigo Plateau Fibre Group Meet on Thursday from 10 to 2 at the Scout Hall
Eden SpinnersTuesday 10.30am to 3.30pm (except over the Christmas/New Year period)

Location:
Eden Log Cabin
Bass Street, Eden
Facebook Page Here
Figtree Handweavers & SpinstersSecond & fourth Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm (except for public and school holidays)
Fourth Wednesday is set aside for learning and teaching
Location:
Balgownie Village Community Centre
113 Balgownie Road, Balgownie
Gunnedah &. District Spinners and WeaversMeets at the Gunnedah Showgrounds Spinners and Weavers shed the 2nd and 4th Wed of every month from 10 – 2
Gulgong Craft Club IncTuesday 11.00am to 3.00pm
Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Location:
Redhill Environmental Education Centre
Tom Saunders Drive, Gulgong
Facebook Page Here
Goulburn Handweavers and Spinners IncWednesday 10.00am to 12.30pm
Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm

Location:
Goulburn Men’s Shed
5 Blackshaw Road, Goulburn
Facebook Page Here
Grafton Fibre Craft Group IncSecond Tuesday 9.30am to 1.00pm

Location:
Guide Hall
Prince Street, Grafton
Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSWRush Farm House 19 Lawson Street Eastwood NSW 2122
Guild shop and Rooms are open Wed, Thur and Saturday 10am – 4pm with many different groups coming together. Check the calendar for more details
Website Here
Illawarra Feltmakers Inc1st Saturday of each month (Except December, January & February)
North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre,
28a Meehan Drive.
KIAMA DOWNS. NSW 2533
Website Here
Facebook Page Here
JourneymenManly Vale Community Centre. Meet the first Wednesday in the month 10-12.30
Jennys Celtic FibresFirst Friday of each month .
The Fat Cat Cafe and Wine Bar , Camden 12-3pm
Email Here
Kiama Spinners, Weavers and Embroiderers IncTuesday 9.15am to 12.00pm
Location:
Coach House Gallery
3A Farmer Street, Kiama
Lismore Spinners & WeaversMeets at McLeans Ridges Hall on the corner of Cowlong and McLeans Ridges roads. 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of each month from 10ish til 2ish
Monaro Fibre ArtistsMeet every Monday at the Lifegate Church Hall, located next door to Snowy Tourist Discovery Centre. From 10 AM to 3 PM
Mudgee Spinners and WeaversWednesday 10.00am to 2.00pmLocation
Presbyterian Church Hall, Mortimer Street, Mudgee
Macleay Spinners & Weavers Group Meet every Wednesday from 9am – 1pm at Sherwood Hall in KempseyFacebook Page Here
Morisset Spinners and Weavers Meet every Tuesday 9.00 at Salvation Army hall in Bonnells Bay, NSW near beautiful Lake Macquarie.Website Here
MacArthur Handweavers and SpinnersThursday 10.30am to 2.00pm
Friday at 9.30am to 1.30pm (except public holidays)Location
CWA Rooms
In Coles carpark near RSL
13 Cawdor Road, Camden
Murramarang Spinners and WeaversFirst and third Mondays from 9.30am to somewhere between 12.00pm and 2.00pm (they are flexible)

Location:
They meet in a private home in Milton (refer contacts)
Facebook Page Here
Nambucca Valley Spinners & WeaversSecond and fourth Saturday 9.00am to 12.00pm (except January)

Location:
Macksville CWA, 31 Princess Street, Macksville
Facebook Page Here
Newcastle Spinners and Weavers Guild IncAll meetings are 10.00am to 2.00pm
First Saturday at Masonic Centre
Second Wednesday at Masonic Centre
Second Saturday at Booragul (inkle and card weaving)
Third Saturday at Community Hall
Fourth Wednesday at private home in Speers Point (spinning)
Fourth Saturday at Warners Bay and Community Hall (weaving)
Location
Masonic Centre
Cromwell Street, New Lambton
Community Hall
Bruce Street, East Maitland
Website Here
Nowra Spinners and Weavers IncSaturday 10.00am to 2.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm tp 9.00pm

Location:
Caretakers Cottage
Nowra Showground
West Street, Nowra
Just inside the main gates
Facebook Page Here
Orange Spinners and Handcraft Group Meet every Thursday at the cultural centre near the Harris farm carpark from 10 till 2Facebook Page Here
Orange Fibre Artists Group IncEvery second Friday during school term 10.00am to 12.30pm
Location
Senior Citizens
Off Woolworth carpark, off Sale Street, Orange
Facebook Page Here
Portland SpinstarsMeet every Wednesday 10.00 till 1.00 at the Portland golf club.

Located between Lithgow and Bathurst
Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers IncTuesday 10.00am to 2.00pm
Location:
Como School of Arts
15-17 Novara Crescent, Como
Facebook Page Here
Turramurra Spinners and Weavers GroupTuesday 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location
1 Gilroy Avenue, Turramurra
Near the railway station parking area
Facebook Page Here
Wingham Spinners and CraftWednesday 9.00am to 12.00pm

Location:
The Wool Shed
Wingham Showground
1292 Gloucester Road, Wingham
Facebook Page Here
Wool Road Spinners and WeaversFirst and third Thursday of each month.Facebook Page Here
Website Here
Yass Spinners and WeaversFirst Wednesday 10.00am to 2.00pm (except January)
Bring your own lunch

Location:
CWA Hall
Banjo Patterson Park
Meehan Street, Yass
Facebook Page Here
Hornsby Knit and ChatWe alternate between Hornsby RSL and Brewhaha Cafe. Every few SundaysFacebook Page

Victorian Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Bendigo Spinners Weavers And Handcrafts GroupMeet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. 10-3 at Chum street uniting church hall Golden Square.
Best Yarn SocietyMeets Last Saturday of each month.
Mt Best Community Hall
Facebook Page Here
Bendigo weaving meetup – InterlaceIn Bendigo and currently House of Cloth
Monthly, usually the second Sunday 1-3.30pm
Facebook Page Here
Grand Valley Spinners and Weavers Meet on a Monday from 10-1pm at the Tapscott- Milbourne centre in Montrose
Coal Creek Spinners Meet every Monday from 11 to 1 at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in KorumburraFacebook Page Here
Crafty SundaysMeets on Second Sunday of each month.
5459 Princes Highway Warncoort
Website Here
Email Here
Pascoe Vale Hand Spinners and Weavers GroupMeet Tuesdays and 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month.
7 Prospect Street Pascoe Vale 3044
Ph:0434 860 992
Facebook Page Here
Website Here
Box Hill Hand Spinners and WeaversMeet both at night on a Wednesday from 7-9:30pm, and also on a Thursday from 10amFacebook Page Here
Newstead Spinning Group Inc Mets every second Tuesday, Newstead Community Centre
McClelland Spinners and Weavers Inc

Knit-along Every Monday
Spinning: Every Wednesday & Saturday
Weaving: Every Thursday at
McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin
Facebook Page Here
Ballarat Spin & Weave Meet 1st Saturday, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month – 12 – 3 in the Robert Clark Centre at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Yea Spin and Yarn Group Meet at community house Yea every Wednesday 9.30 to 12.00
Kooraman Wool Group Meet on the 1st Saturday at the RSL meeting room in Leongatha from 10am to 3pm
Sunraysia Spinners and Weavers GroupMeet 9 to abt 2 on 1st and 3rd Mondays each month usually at MADEC in Maddern Ave, Mildura
The Crossfibres Meet monthly, at Chesterfield Farm, scoresby. Usually the second Saturday
South Gippsland Spinners & Fibre Arts GroupFacebook Page Here
Waverley Spinners and Weavers Meets on Tuesdays at Wadham House in Mt Waverley. They also meet on the 4th Wednesday night of the monthWebsite Here
Warragul Wool GroupCWA house .. Warragul
2nd and 4th Tuesday each month
Email
Healesville Spinners & WeaversBadger Creek Hall next to the CFA
1st Saturday of the month – except on Total Fire Ban days
Facebook Page

Tasmanian Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Woodbridge Spinning GroupMeets 2pm last Tuesday of each month at the Westwinds Community Centre.
Sea Eagle Spinners WynyardMeet every Friday 10-3 at the Live Well Community Centre.Facebook Page Here
Intertwiners
Not specifically a spinning group, they do all things yarn related
King Island. Meet Saturday mornings at about 11am.

South Australian Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Adelaide Hills Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild ‘Night’ spinning each 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm – 9:30pm at Littlehampton HalWebsite Page Here
Aldinga & Sellick Spinners & Knitters GroupMeet first and third Tuesday of the month at the Aldinga Institute on Old Coach Road 10:00am til 3:00pm.
Also second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Aldinga Institute 10:00 am til 3:00 pm,
Phone 0417 823 176 or
email
aldingaandsellicksspinners@gmail.com
Facebook Page Here
BlackwoodBlackwood Uniting Church Fridays from 10-12 meet in the foyer. $6 per classTBA
Elizabeth Spinners and Weavers47 Northampton Crescent
Elizabeth East SA
Facebook Page Here:
Gumeracha Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild Inc.Salem Baptist Church, Victoria St, Gumeracha, SA 5233Tues, 10am – 3pm
Handspinners and Weavers Guild of South AustraliaThe first Saturday of each month (except January). Guild Hall doors open at 10:30amWebsite Here:
Facebook Page Here
Kangaroo Island Spinners & WeaversFacebook Page Here
Mount Gambier Spinning and Fibrecraft GroupMeets Tuesday 10-12 and Thursday Night 6-9pm.TBA

Queensland Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Queensland Spinners, Weavers & Fibre ArtistsVarious groups and meeting timesWebsite Page Here:
Facebook Page Here
FibrecraftersMeets on Friday morning at
Cairns show ground
Email Here
KnitShit (Knit Noosa)Meets Fortnightly Tuesday’sFacebook Page Here
North Pine SpinnersMeets Every Thursday 9:00am to 12 noon
Dayboro Meeting Hub,28 William Street Dayboro
Email Here
Hervey Bay Spinners Weavers and Fibre ArtistsThe Old Schoolhouse, cnr Aalborg Road, Nikenbah, Hervey Bay.
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am to 12.
Facebook Page
Redlands Spinners and Weavers IncCricket Club, Fitzroy St Cleveland.
2nd and 4th Tuesday Feb to Nov 9am to 12 noon
Facebook Page
North Pine SpinnersDayboro Meeting Hub,28 William Street Dayboro
Every Thursday 9:00am to 12 noon
Email

Western Australian Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Handweaver’s, Spinner’s and Dyer’s Guild of Western AustraliaVarious groups and meeting timesWebsite Here:
Facebook Page Here
Albany Spinners Inc.Members meet every Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Thursday night spinning is from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Feb to Dec in the Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany.Facebook Page Here:
Atwell Arts Centre Hand SpinnersMembers meet on Tuesdays, 12:30pm to 3:30pm at Atwell House Arts Centre, 586 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove 6154.
Augusta Spinners & Weavers Inc.Members meet on Tuesdays 10:30am to 4:00pm and Thursdays 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
We meet at the Centennial Hall, 62 Allnut Terrace, Augusta, 6290.
Bunbury WeaversMembers meet Friday 10am to 3pm and other meeting days throughout the week and weekend.
Meetings are held at the Stirling Arts Centre, Stirling Street, Bunbury.
Bunbury Websters SpinnersMembers meet 9:00am to 3:00pm on Wednesdays at the Stirling Arts Centre, Stirling Street, Bunbury.
Busselton Spinners & WeaversMembers meet Thursdays 9:30am to 1:30pm.
Meetings are held at The Seventh Day Adventist School, Pettit Crescent, Busselton, Western Australia 6280.
Facebook Page Here:
Chidlow Spinners & Craft GroupMembers meet at Chidlow Recreation Ground , 2130 Old Northam Road, Chidlow, Western Australia 6556 on Mondays from 9:30am to 12:00pm except Christmas and January.
Dianella SpinnersMeetings are every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora 6050.Facebook Page Here
Geraldton Spinners & WeaversSpinners meet every Tuesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Weavers meet every Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Both Spinners and Weavers meet on the last Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
All sessions are held at The Residency, 321 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia 6530.
Facebook Page Here
Hills WeaversMeetings are every Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
We meet at the Parkerville Recreation Hall, 2170 Seaborne Road, Parkerville, Western Australia 6081.
Innaloo Spinning GroupMembers meet on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the Football Club, Birralee Oval, Bates Road, Innaloo 6018.
Swan Valley Spinners & KnittersMembers meet on Thursdays – fortnightly from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
We meet at the Baskerville Hall, 129 Memorial Drive, Baskerville, Western Australia 6056.
Toodyay Spinners Inc.Members meet every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
We meet at Parkers Cottage, Toodyay Showgrounds, 7 Toodyay West Road, Toodyay 6566.
The Wild WooleryIn Arthur River
Thursday To Saturday or by appointment
Email

ACT Craft Groups

Group NameMeeting DetailsContact
Canberra Spinners and WeaversMeet on the third Saturday of the month (February to December) at 1:30pm. At 70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley ACTWebsite Here
Facebook Page Here
Embroiderers Guild of ACTGeneral Meetings Mondays with interest groups throughout the week
Various locations due to fire at rooms, currently in negotiation for new premises
Website Here
Instagram Here
Capital Region Group, Chifley Community Centre, McLaurin St, Chifley ACT
Second Saturday of each month from 1.30 -5pm
Email

Add your own craft group

Of course, there’s the amazing social aspect. Meeting fellow Australian craft enthusiasts who share your passion creates an instant connection and a sense of belonging. You’ll form lasting friendships and be part of a supportive community where everyone cheers you on, admires your work, and offers valuable tips and tricks.

But that’s not all! With every gathering, you’ll be constantly learning and improving your skills. From mastering new stitches to exploring different techniques, the knowledge exchange is endless. Plus, being surrounded by crafters of all levels of experience, means you can get personalised guidance and inspiration, enhancing your creativity in ways you never imagined.

And let’s not forget the therapeutic benefits! Engaging in mindful crafts is a wonderful stress-reliever, allowing you to unwind and find relief amidst the chaos of everyday life. As you work on your projects, you’ll experience a sense of accomplishment and pride that only handmade creations can provide.

So, why wait? Joining a craft group that focuses on spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, and needle felting will enrich your life with friendship, learning, and relaxation. It’s a win-win situation, where creativity flourishes and smiles abound. Give it a try and let your crafty adventures begin!