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Spinning, fleeces, spinning wheels,
This course is online via Zoom. Our October course is fully booked
Prerequisite for this course is a working spinning wheel.
Included in the cost some fleece and merino top which will be posted to you on confirmation of enrolment. If you require a flick carder we can also post with the fleece at additional charge $27.00.
Please advise on booking course.
Do you have a working wheel BUT, don’t quite know how to use it or, don’t know how to spin?
Let the HWSGV and Janet Day take you on a journey of preparing and spinning a fleece in the grease.
Spin a single then, double the fun and ply your single in different ways.
Life isn’t all about ‘fleece in the grease’ (but it’s sooooo nice on your hands). Try some merino top, it’s also great to practise
different spinning techniques.
Practise thick and thin and spinning and something of a more creative flavour, when you have a grasp of the basics.
Join with Janet and Zoom into using that wheel that’s been hiding in your house. Guaranteed you won’t hide it away again!
Classes are for 4 weeks commencing on Tuesday 17th November at 7.30pm
Week 1 - 17th November Looking at your wheel and understanding how it works. Fleece what to choose and how to prepare fleece in the grease. Demonstration of single spinning
Week 2 - 24th November - Discussion of participants progress, helping with any challenges and a brief overview of the week before. Demonstration of plying your singles and washing your skein.
Week 3 - 1st December - Show and tell from the previous week. Let's talk about Wool top - preparation for spinning. Techniques for handling the 'slippy' nature of wool top.
Week 4 - 8th December - Plying wool top. Chain plying.
- Looking at your wheel and understanding how it works
- How to choose, how to prepare fleece in the grease and how to spin a single
- Wool tops - preparing. spinning and chain plying
- Access to the recorded zoom meetings after the course with permission from the students
- the skills to use your spinning wheel
- Spinning wheel in working order
- Card Flicker (which can be purchased in booking)
- Piece of thick lap cloth or a thick apron
Casual and comfortable.
Have a spinning wheel and have some knowledge of spinning
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.
No refunds for missed classes.