There is immense satisfaction to be had in being part of the creation of a yarn. Spinning, and the decisions you make as you spin, are an integral part of this process. It’s time to shake off those negative associations of spindles (yes, you Sleeping Beauty!) and celebrate a craft that has been practised mostly by women to build and support civilisations over thousands of years.
Teachers: Adele Moon and Rebecca Marsh
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: From fleece to fibre you will learn about the wonderful world of spinning your own yarn. You will learn about the fibres, where to source them and how to prepare them. With a bit of practise you will learn how to spin a continuous thread.
There will be fleece to spin, fibres to explore and spinning wheels to spin. There will be lots of samples to see and plenty of advice and guidance on hand. This workshop promises to be a full immersion into the world of spinning which will, we hope, leave you wanting to explore this amazing craft further!
Materials to bring: $10 materials fee
Takeaway: This is a technique focused class. You will come away with some handspun yarn, extensive notes and a broader understanding of the world of spinning.
Level: For beginners and people with a basic understanding of spinning