Introduction to Spinning - Short Course

Next Available: 20 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours


No spinning experience required. Our skilled teachers will guide you in understanding fleece and using a spinning wheel. Course cost includes initial materials. You may bring your own wheel or use a Guild wheel. Enjoy the satisfaction of producing unique yarn for knitting or weaving projects!

Course content:

  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types/adjustments
  • Spin an even yarn and ply a balanced yarn
  • Skeining and dyeing
  • Blending fleeces eg. mohair, alpaca &/or silk

Tutor: Janet Knoop

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Class Schedule

20th, 27th October. 3rd, 10th, and 17th November. Friday nights 6pm-9pm

What you will learn
  • Fleece suitability and preparation
  • Wheel types and adjustments
  • Spinning an even yarn and plying a balanced yarn
What you will get
  • Course cost includes initial materials.
  • Handweavers & Spinners Guild members are entitled to discounted places.

What to bring
  • You may bring your own wheel or use a Guild wheel.
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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07 June 2017 • Introduction to Spinning - Short Course

I love craft and have always wanted to try spinning. My class was run by Master spinner and teacher Carmel Hanna. In the four lessons you can use your own spinning wheel or try a variety of Guild wheels. You even get to dye some of your own spun wool. We also had a go at spinning other fibres like Alpacha and Silk. If you love wool craft and weaving this course is excellent. Gosh, I even found out why Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on an old spinning wheel for flax. Great coffee and good food on your doorstep in North Carlton.