Creative Gunning – Fibre to Fabric

Connect@Gunning Station
Grovenor Street Gunning NSW
Sunday 14 April 2024 
Free but bookings essential

In this Fibre to Fabric exhibition, each room of Connect@Gunning Station will be dedicated to a particular stage of the process of preparing alpaca and wool fleece, spinning, weaving and other ways of making fabric and woven cord.

The Fleece Preparation Room will demonstrate how to take a raw fleece and prepare it for spinning or felting.  Volunteers will show you how to use the tools needed and you will be able to practise on some fleece that you can then take home. 

The Spinning Room will have a number of spinning wheels set up with volunteers ready to show you how to turn prepared fleece into yarn.  All materials will be provided and you will be able to create some yarn to take home. 

The Yarn Room will have some weaving looms set up for people to try weaving.  During the day everyone will be able to contribute to creating some scarves for charity. There will also be crochet and knitting to try and lucets and kumi himo frames will be available for making woven cord.  Tutors and volunteers to guide and assist will be on hand throughout the day.

The Finished Products Room will have specially selected items for sale, made by local craftspeople, demonstrating the beautiful garments and accessories that can be made from natural fibres.

Creative Gunning Inc. is an incorporated association in Gunning whose objectives include providing people with a friendly and supportive network of art and craft enthusiasts, while sharing skills and expertise in art and craft activities.

It runs various cultural events and workshops and members raise funds for the organisation by selling handmade goods from an outlet on the main street of Gunning.

The Fibre to Fabric Interactive exhibition has received grant funding from the Australian government in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

More information at https://www.southerntablelandsarts.com.au/connect/ or by contacting creativegunning@gmail.com

Images supplied by Creative Gunning

  • Top image: Fibre preparation tools
  • Left above: Weaving on a four shaft table loom.
  • Right above: Creative Gunning President Helen Vooren demonstrating how to wind yarn onto a niddy noddy