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 Katoomba studio situated in the picturesque Blue Mountains Australia.
All the essential basics are covered & you'll be spinning 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
+ handspun yarn 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 full 1day course 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 Drop Spindle 1day Option.
*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.