Introduction to Spinning

Next Available: Fri, 25 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 5 Weeks
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This Introduction to Spinning Class will provide tuition in spinning a single, plying yarn, taking care of the wheel, choice & preparation of fibre and other basics of this historical skill which the Guild is thrilled to share!

No spinning experience required. Our skilled teachers will guide you in understanding fleece and using a spinning wheel.  Course cost includes initial materials.  You may bring your own wheel or use a Guild wheel. 

Course content:

  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types/adjustments
  • Spin an even yarn and ply a balanced yarn
  • Skeining and dyeing
  • Blending fleeces eg. mohair, alpaca &/or silk

The Tutor for this course is Janet Knoop

Class Schedule: - 5 Friday nights

Friday 25th October -  6pm -9pm

Friday 1st November -  6pm -9pm

Friday 8th November -  6pm -9pm

Friday 15th  November -  6pm -9pm

Friday 29th November -  6pm -9pm

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild Rooms are located at 655 Nicholson Street, North Carlton and can be reached by Tram, Bus or Car. Parking is available in local streets, including 4 hour parking in Pigdon and Canning Streets.

Join the Guild!

Come and join us!  You'll meet some great like minded people and be able to share in the collective knowledge of 60+ years of fellowship and creativity.  There are many benefits from joining the Guild and we look forward to welcoming you soon. 

Benefits of being a Guild Member!

  • receive the member's only newsletter Treadles and regular updates via eNewsletters
  • join a vibrant community at our monthly member's meeting
  • discounted fees of all Classes and Workshops with world-class tutors
  • sell your handcrafted items in the Member's Gallery
  • access an extensive library of books, magazines and media
  • join any of our Special Interest Groups
  • access to fabulous craft supplies for any of your interests - spinning, weaving, felting or dyeing

How to join:

Download and complete a membership form, then return it in person or Post, to the Guild at 655 Nicholson Street, Carlton North 3054.:

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What you will learn
  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types and adjustments
  • Spinning an even yarn and plying a balanced yarn
What you will get
  • Course cost includes initial materials.
  • Handweavers & Spinners Guild members are entitled to discounted places.

What to bring
  • You may bring your own wheel or use a Guild wheel.
What to wear

Casual and comfortable

Appropriate for

No spinning experience is required

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds

The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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