Fibre preparation for hand spinning

Fibre preparation for hand spinning

Hand carders, combs, drum carder


Let Linda guide you to be the master of your fibre prep.

Weather for the Wheel or the Spindle. You’ll be given tips to take home and do in class so you can easily create decadently blended fibre ready to spin using the blending board, drum and hand carders with different fibres.

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What you will learn

  • Preparing particular fibers for the outcome you want
  • Use hand carders, combs or drum carder
  • Mix fibers such as alpaca, silk and wool to make batts

What you will get

  • Notes
Parking Info

Entry to parking is from the shared driveway with Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy. Drive to the rear of the house and park in the bays.  

What to bring

  • Spinning wheel
  • Notes
  • Fibre or we can raid the Guild shop or buy a kit from the tutor on the day

What to wear

Comfortable clothing

Appropriate for

People who want to expand their fiber knowledge for hand spinning

About your tutor - Linda Coffill

TAFE trained, experienced tutor and also the proprietor of Petlins.

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, Temari, Piece Weavers.
  • Invitations to members-only events.

Email: 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 — $60. 

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

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5.0 (4 reviews)
Melanierated it
16 Oct 2022
A wonderfully informative day, I have come away with the knowledge and skills to confidently use my fiber preparation tools. I highly recommend spending a day with Lindy!
carolrated it
15 Oct 2022
great class with good info and brillant hints
Roryrated it
16 Oct 2022
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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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