Workshop // Learn to Spin Yarn // Private & Group bookings
Handspinning yarn is experiencing a revival.. It's high time you join in the fun! Join me to learn to spin our own handspun yarn using a Spindle and/or a Spinning Wheel, set in my studio, situated in the picturesque Blue Mountains Australia.
All the essential basics are covered & you'll be spinning beautiful yarn by the end of this course. A brief rundown of my program:
- learn about various fibers available to hand-spinners, including animal, plant, man made & the value of using natural fibres.
- how to choose fleece for making specific projects
- fibre preparation methods & uses
- so.. exactly what is woollen & worsted? I'll explain the mystery of these two spinning & fibre prep methods
- navigate your way around a spinning wheel
- spin a singles yarn using short-draw
- ply your singles
+ finishing methods: the conundrum to 'set the twist' or 'to NOT set the twist' will be revealed! There will be a lot of laughs & fun thrown in for good measure.
This workshop is now being offered as a 1day (5hr) comprehensive workshop, 10am-3:30pm. A follow-up 2hr session is highly recommended and offered at a discount rate of $50/2hrs. Price is per person, up to max 4 people. If you have a larger group booking, the course will be set over 2days, max 10 students. All group bookings are discounted.
NOTE: The Drop Spindle module comprises the morning session in this 1day workshop, and may be taken separately as a 3hr session if you are not planning to graduate onto a spinning wheel. For Drop Spindle only, please use the drop down menu below to select the option for 'Drop Spindle 3hr session, or choose the 1hr session for Private bookings of 1 person only.
*For best results, you will require a wheel to spin/practice on at home. Please drop me a comment if you need help in procuring a good 2nd-hand or new student wheel.
Like to book a Learn To Spin workshop?
Contact me to request dates, then once confirmed, use this listing to book online.
Price included tea and snacks. BYO Lunch. A small selection of fibre is provided for use in class.
My Spin Sessions have been attended by many people fascinated by this ancient art form. I provide a warm, friendly space in which we can unwind and create yarn. I love to share my skills in assisting you to create your own unique fibre art! You can find our more in the About Me menu below.