Learn to hand spin

Begin Spinning - 4 x 3 hour classes

Learn to Spinning

Over 20 people have attended this class


Beginner Spinning 

Learn to spin commercially prepared wool and raw fleece into yarn. In each class, we discuss the spinning wheel parts, mechanics and ‘ how, when and why’  to make adjustments for your spinning. Notes are provided and you will have some fun homework each week.

Please come to the class at 9.00 am for a 9.30 am start

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What you will learn

  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types and adjustments
  • To spin an even single, ply a balanced yarn and create a skein correctly

What you will get

  • Materials kit ($15 to be purchased at the first lesson)
  • Skills and knowledge to spin a two-ply yarn on a spinning wheel
  • Small-group tuition
Parking Info

Use Corrective Services driveway and park at rear of building.

What to bring

  • Spinning wheel (Please ensure it is in working order, or contact the Guild for hiring a wheel)
  • Fee for materials kit $15

What to wear

Comfortable clothes

Appropriate for

People with little or no spinning experience

About your tutor - Wendy Campbell

Wendy is an accomplished spinner, and tutor and is knowledgeable about wheel mechanics, maintenance and repairs.

The Guild brings together people who practise the arts of hand weaving, spinning and associated crafts and fosters and encourages the crafts by instruction, discussion and exhibition.

Joining the Guild has many benefits. These include: 

  • Discounted prices for workshops
  • Use of the library
  • Equipment hire
  • Special interest group membership eg: Weavers Interest group, Tapestry Interest group, Braids Plus, Spinning
  • Invitations to members-only events.

Email: membership@spinweavensw.org for an application form.

Membership rates are for one calendar year starting 1 January and ending 31 December. New members joining from 1 October receive the balance of the current year for free when purchasing next year’s membership.

Membership, single, with emailed Guild News — $50. 

If you would like a posted Guild News there is an additional $25.00.

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5.0 (24 reviews)
Ellen rated it
27 Nov 2023
I really enjoyed these classes! Wendy has offered a series of lessons which has taken us through the basics of spinning and given us a great introduction to fibres and how they work. She was generous with her time and resources and clear and patient with her students! Highly recommended!
Dawn rated it
26 Nov 2023
Pretty amazing that in just 4 classes you can learn to spin . Wendy provides lots of tips and tricks and is very patient and supportive. She is more than generous with the class materials she provides. She is also an excellent wheel mechanic and can fix mechanical problems if they occur. Rey enjoyable experience.
Claire rated it
26 Nov 2023
Great hands-on class led by a very knowledgeable teacher (Wendy). Was amazed to have a completed skein of me-made handspun yarn by the second week! Lots more of opportunity for 1:1 feedback and to experience spinning different fibres. I’m hooked!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions


Secure your booking by paying according to the terms and conditions.


Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. 

Location of Workshops 

Most workshops will be held at the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild at Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson St, Eastwood. There is parking behind the house. Public transport is by bus accessed from Eastwood or Parramatta stations.


Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to class commencing. The venue must be cleaned up within 30 minutes of class finishing.

Discounts on Workshops

Network Groups: For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval.

Knitters Guild NSW: We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enroll at members’ prices and vice versa.

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