Spinning Sumptuous  Silk
from AU$130.00

Spinning Sumptuous Silk

A Journey through the Luxurious World of Silk

Next Available: Sun, 22 Sep 9:30AM (AEST)
7 hours


Silk! The name conjures up images of rich colours, luxurious fabrics and shimmery smooth yarn.” But, what’s the best way to start spinning this fibre called silk? Come spend a day exploring a practical way of spinning Mulberry bricks and tops and wild silks Tussah, bleached Tussah, white and red Eri and Muga. We’ll talk about silk Noil, Caps and throwsters Waste. So let’s have fun and take a journey through the luxurious world of silk.

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What you will learn

  • You will learn the basics of spinning and plying the different silks.
  • You will learn the different characteristics of commercial grown Mulberry silk and the wild silks.

What you will get

  • You will get a variety of samples of silks that have by spun and plied by you
  • You will be able to spin the silk yarn you’ll need for your pieces in the future
Parking Info

Use Corrective Services driveway and park at rear of building.

What to bring

  • A working spinning wheel with a variety of ratios
  • A Niddy Noddy
  • A Lazy Kate

What to wear

Comfortable clothing

Appropriate for

Students that have a intermediate to advanced level in spinning and plying. Sorry no beginner spinners.

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: 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 — $60. 

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

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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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