How to Use a Spinning Wheel for Beginners

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to use your spinning wheel to start making beautiful textile pieces


Narda Campbell Designs

Narda Campbell Designs

5.0 (52)

3 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 3

label $220 (or 4 payments of $55 Afterpay)


This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Ever wanted to learn how to use a spinning wheel? Now is your chance! In this live streaming course, you will learn simple tips to start using a spinning wheel.

Spinning is the twisting technique where the fibre is drawn out, twisted and wound onto a bobbin.

This is a virtual class where you will be spinning along with the teacher in real-time. Your friendly teacher Narda will also show you some of her award-winning pieces - made from fleece to finished pieces, to get you inspired about creating your own pieces using a spinning wheel.

With some practice, you can use your own yarn to make beautiful pieces for family and friends. This yarn can then be used for weaving, felting projects, knitting and crochet.

At the end of the three sessions, you will feel confident using your spinning wheel to create beautiful fully designed pieces!

Please note: There is also an option for sessions in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Feel free to enquire if this interests you.

Add-on available for this class

Extra sessions ($55)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • 100-grams of fleece to start.
  • A list of suppliers to source spinning supplies in Australia.
  • Written information and suggestions.
What you'll need
Attendees need to have their own functioning spinning wheels, with suitable bobbins, etc.
 
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

5.0 (52)

A fibre artist, designer, teacher, and history nut, I am fascinated by all forms of colour and pattern in daily life as an expression of culture and identity.

I love teaching and sharing what I know, helping people to stretch their skills, create new experiences & explore their own creativity.

I firmly believe there is no such thing as a non-creative person.
Everyone has the potential to be creative.
It could be in cooking, gardening, interior design, writing or as in my case - FIBRE arts.

As a teacher with 30 years experience, I get a real buzz when a student who hasn't tried a specific craft before - not only masters it, but becomes excited by the ways they can use their new skill.

I started in Jewellery design when I was in my early 20's, then discovered that all the things I love to do (design, dye, draw, felt, paint, etc) could be used in the practice of 'Hand or Surface Embroidery'.

I taught the 'Foundation course' in Colour & Design at the International School of Colour & Design.

I am a published textile designer & also run week-long textile experiences in Tasmania every January.
I have exhibited many of my pieces in a variety of spaces & had one piece auctioned off to raise money for the Embroiderers Guild of NSW.

My influences come from various parts of history both ancient and modern, the natural world (especially birds & fish) & the written word.
I love to read.
I collect folktales & poetry.
These interests often show up in my work - in quotes or images inspired by what I've read.

I bring all of these experiences & interests to my teaching of Hand Embroidery & encourage students to explore the potential of this ancient art form.

The same can be said of my other design practices - wirework, up-cycling clothing & free form crochet + knitting.
I also teach spinning - I dye & spin my own yarn.

Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

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