Always wanted to try out hand spinning but don't know how to get started? Are you interested in creating your own yarn to use in your weaving, knitting or crochet? Perhaps you have a wheel in the corner not knowing what to do with it! Well this is the perfect opportunity to get started and learn the basics with plenty of tricks and tips along the way.

This class gives the total beginner a brief hands-on experience of the wonderful craft of hand spinning. Participants will be provided with a spinning wheel and fibre and introduced to the basic skills required for spinning a single & plied yarn. 

The class will cover preparation of fibre, how to spin a single yarn as well as more complicated techniques such as plying yarns.

This class is the perfect taster of what is involved in the Introduction to Spinning course that is also offered at the Guild, which will build on the skills taught in this taster.

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Class Schedule

6 hours including a half hour break for lunch. 10am - 4pm

What you will learn
  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types and adjustments
  • Basics of spinning techniques including singles & plied yarn
What you will get
  • Expert skills-based guidance in hand spinning
  • The use of a spinning wheel for the duration of the class
  • Fibre to use during the class

What to bring
  • You may bring your own wheel or use a Guild wheel.
  • Notepad and pencil
What to wear

Casual and comfortable

Appropriate for

No spinning experience is required

The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.

We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.

Come and join us!

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

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.

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15 February 2018 • A Taste of Hand Spinning

A fabulous workshop for anyone wanting to try their hand at spinning. Lovely teachers with plenty of patience to get you going! A very enjoyable day - I'm looking forward to doing the Introduction course in a couple of weeks!!


14 February 2018 • A Taste of Hand Spinning

Workshop was well organised, Janet and Carmel both very good teachers, and i found it very just what i thought it would be and really interesting. Well done.


09 August 2017 • A Taste of Hand Spinning

I learnt several aspects of spinning wool It was a great day the teacher and helper were very informative and helpful.