The Spindle Tree opened in June 1989 as a craft cooperative for Tasmanian fibre artisanship specialising in knitting, crocheting, felting, dyeing, weaving, and spinning. Two strong principles of the cooperative are that all works are constructed from natural fibres and are made by Tasmanian artisans. Currently we have an active membership of 15 artisans. We also stock work from a number of Tasmanian suppliers ensuring that local artisans have an outlet for their work.
You can find us at Shop 009 within the Salamanca Art Centre in Hobart, Tasmania. When looking for the shop at the Salamanca Art Centre look for the spinning wheel and colourful mohair hanks.
Items in the store are highly individualistic with members often creating their own designs using hand spun and hand dyed fibres. Many of the members have been awarded prizes at local and interstate agricultural shows. Recently four members received a number of first placings at the Hobart Royal Show.
New work is accepted and on display every Thursday. This ensures that the stock is ever evolving and reflective of the interest and exploration of the fibre artisan who has produced the garment/item.
We will also create to commission. You can provide your own design/pattern and fibre/yarn or discuss your requirements with us and we will supply the fibre.