Learn to Spin Luxurious and exotic down fibers
from AU$130.00

Learn to Spin Luxurious and exotic down fibers

Cashmere, Camel, Yak, Llama, Mink, Angora, Alpaca

Next Available: Sun, 20 Oct 9:30AM (AEDT)
7 hours


Let’s take a journey and tiptoe through the menagerie of exotic down fibres. Such as Cashmere, Camel, Yak, Llama, Mink, Super soft and cuddly Angora Rabbit, Angora Rabbit blends plus Alpaca. We’ll also take a little peek at Musk Ox and its undercoat fibre Qiviut.

 A materials fee of $25 in cash is payable to the tutor on the day. It contains the fibres you will spin.

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What you will learn

  • Learn to spin the luxury down fibres

What you will get

  • Materials kit $25 to be purchased at the class; full of luxury hard to source fibres
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

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

What to wear

Comfortable clothing

Appropriate for

Must be able to spin at intermediate level

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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4.0 (4 reviews)
Christine rated it
07 May 2023
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Catherinerated it
07 May 2023
Had a great day being introduced to a large range of luxury fibers. It was great to spin them and gain feedback about my technique and how to Improve. I am reconnected with my spinning and are motivated to practice and are now more confident. Thankyou Tony for an enjoyable day and great feedback.
Margeryrated it
07 May 2023
Wonderful day learning how to spin 8 different Luxurious Exotic down fibres,,very informative information, big thank you to the tutor. Workshop was held at the guild at the lovely Brush Farm Park
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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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