Spinners & Weavers shop open this week

Marj Gambril and Shirley Peel enjoy the frienship element of the Spinnera & Weavers.

The Warwick Spinners & Weavers Group Inc will have a ‘pop-up’ shop open on Palmerin Street this week from Wednesday to Saturday – with plenty of winter woollies on sale to the public.

And it’s also an opportunity for anyone who’s interested in learning new craft skills to connect with the group and get ‘hands-on’ not only with spinning and weaving but also crochet, knitting, felting and dyeing.

The shop will be open at the former Skehan’s Menswear premises at 107 Palmerin Street from 9.30am to 3.30pm this Wednesday 22 through to Saturday 25 July.

The Spinners & Weavers have been a mainstay of Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival since its inception – but with the Festival cancelled this year due to COVID-19 they’re still keen to showcase their wares and encourage new members.

The friendly group was formed in the 1970’s and currently has around 30 active members.

Their interests and skill sets encompass a wide variety of textile crafts – but the one thing that unites them is a passion for fibres of both the natural and man-made varieties, and they love to share their knowledge and ideas.

Recycling of pre-loved materials of all kinds is also very much in vogue.

As well as being practical – check out the array of clothing and accessories available at their outlet this week – the Spinners & Weavers say textile work is also “therapeutic and relaxing”.

The social aspect is just as important, with many firm friendships having been formed over the years.

They welcome anyone who’d like to learn a new craft or extend their skills in their chosen textile field – the Warwick Spinners & Weavers Group Inc gets together at the community rooms near St Mark’s Anglican Church Hall off Grafton Street –

• Wednesdays: 9am – 1pm

• 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: 9am – 1pm

Feel free to drop in at those times – all are welcome. Enquiries to Therese on 0481 275 104 – and you can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram!