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SS20:5 Beyond Basics Spinning

Take your spinning skills to the next level


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Description


To take your spinning and fibre preparation skills to the next level learn to spin and stabilise singles yarn and to chain ply, hand card fibre, spin long-draw and finish to create a warm, soft woollen yarn. Create mini-skeins in three shades of grey, and spin alpaca fibre. Wheel mechanics will be discussed each week. 

Classes will run for on two Saturdays with a gap of three weeks in between classes from 9 am until 3:30pm on March 14 and April 4, 2020. There will be lots of homework to keep you practicing in the gap between lessons!

Skill Level: Must be able to spin a 2-ply yarn.  

Equipment: Spinning wheel, bobbins, lazy kate.

Materials: Fibre kit provided for a $15 fee


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What you will learn
  • fibre preparation skills for wool and alpaca fibre, spinning woollen yarn, creating gradients (three shades of grey)
  • how to spin long-draw and chain ply
  • methods of finishing singles and woollen yarn
What you will get
  • small-group tuition
  • knowledge, skills and supervised spinning practice
  • fibre kit (Fee payable to tutor at first lesson)

What to bring
  • spinning wheel (Please ensure it is in working order, or contact the Guild for hiring a wheel)
  • bobbins and lazy kate
  • fee for Fibre Kit ( approximately $15)
What to wear

Comfortable clothes

Appropriate for

Must be able to spin a balanced 2-ply yarn


Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy 

To assist in the management of courses, a cancellation process is essential.
Cancellation must be in writing to: Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc. PO Box 578, Burwood, NSW, 1805, or email nsweave.workshops@gmail.com

HWS Guild NSW reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment is not reached within one week of the course commencing. 

If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be offered places in another workshop or a full refund if preferred.

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Terms & Conditions

Secure your booking by paying in full.

Materials: Most courses have requirement lists and a materials fee payable to your tutor in class. Your class requirements list will be forwarded to you after booking.

Locations: Most courses will be held in the Guild Rooms above the hall, behind St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205 Burwood Rd, Burwood. Please note that access to the rooms is via a stairway. Some courses will be held at other locations in Epping. Please check the course description for venue details.

Times: Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to class commencing. The venue must be cleaned up within 30 minutes of class finishing.

Network Groups: For each course, one member may pay at the member’s rate on confirmation of their financial status by their group and its approval.

Knitters Guild NSW: We have a reciprocal arrangement with the Knitters Guild whereby their members may enrol at members’ prices and vice versa.

Refund Policy To assist in the management of courses, a cancellation process is essential.
Cancellation must be in writing to: Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild of NSW Inc. PO Box 578, Burwood, NSW, 1805, or email nsweave.workshops@gmail.com Participants who cancel up to two weeks prior to the course commencing: full refund; cancellations after this date: no refund. HWS Guild NSW reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment is not reached within one week of the class commencing. If a workshop is cancelled, participants will be offered places in other workshop or a full refund if preferred.

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04 April 2020 • SS20:5 Beyond Basics Spinning

Look forward to part 2 when pandemic is over