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Let's get back to Spinning

Spinning, fleeces, spinning wheels,

Live via Zoom
Wed, 06 Oct 6:00PM (AEDT)
3 hours x 4 Weeks


This course is online via Zoom. 

Prerequisite for this course is a working spinning wheel.

Included in the cost some fleece and merino top which will be posted to you on confirmation of enrolment. If you require a flick carder we can also post with the fleece at additional charge $28.00

Please advise on booking course.

Do you have a working wheel BUT, don’t quite know how to use it or, don’t know how to spin?

Let the HWSGV and Janet Day take you on a journey of preparing and spinning a fleece in the grease.

Spin a single then, double the fun and ply your single in different ways.

Life isn’t all about ‘fleece in the grease’ (but it’s sooooo nice on your hands). Try some merino top, it’s also great to practise

different spinning techniques.

Practise thick and thin and spinning and something of a more creative flavour, when you have a grasp of the basics.

Join with Janet and Zoom into using that wheel that’s been hiding in your house. Guaranteed you won’t hide it away again!

Classes are for 4 weeks commencing on Wednesday 6th October from 6pm to 9pm

 Week 1 - Wednesday 6th October  Looking at your wheel and understanding how it works. Fleece what to choose and how to prepare fleece in the grease. Demonstration of single spinning

Week 2 -  Wednesday 13th  October- Discussion of participants progress, helping with any challenges and a brief overview of the week before.  Demonstration of plying your singles and washing your skein. 

Week 3 -  Wednesday 20th  October   - Show and tell from the previous week.  Let's talk about Wool top - preparation for spinning.  Techniques for handling the 'slippy' nature of wool top. 

Week 4 -  Wednesday 27th  October  - Plying wool top.  Chain plying. 

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What you will learn

  • Looking at your wheel and understanding how it works
  • How to choose, how to prepare fleece in the grease and how to spin a single
  • Wool tops - preparing. spinning and chain plying

What you will get

  • Access to the recorded zoom meetings after the course with permission from the students
  • the skills to use your spinning wheel

What to bring

  • Spinning wheel in working order
  • Card Flicker (which can be purchased via the booking page)
  • Piece of thick lap cloth or a thick apron

What to wear

Casual and comfortable.

Appropriate for

Have a spinning wheel and have some knowledge of spinning

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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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.

No refunds for missed classes.

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