Spinning Wheel Course for Beginners

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


Narda Campbell Designs

Narda Campbell Designs

4.9 (124)

3 x 2 hours Class size 1 to 3

label $260 (or 4 payments of $65 Afterpay)

Ever wanted to learn how to use a spinning wheel? Now is your chance with Narda Campbell Designs' beginner-friendly spinning wheel course in Sydney where you'll work with a friendly professional and learn their best tricks.

In this three-part course, you will learn simple tips to start using a spinning wheel. Your friendly teacher Narda will also show you some of her award-winning pieces made from fleece, to get you inspired about creating your own pieces using a spinning wheel. You will learn specific techniques unique to wheel spinning and also learn how to dye your own fleece using food colouring and how to ply too.

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

With some practice, you'll end up with your own yarn that you can use to make beautiful pieces for family and friends. This yarn can also 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 in just a few simple steps!

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



Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly course.
 
What you'll get
  • 100g of fleece to start
  • A small set of dyeing materials for that session
  • A list of suppliers to source spinning supplies in Australia
  • Written information and suggestions
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Access to the design library
  • Your own fleece to take home!
What to bring
Attendees need to have their own functioning spinning wheels with suitable bobbins.
 
Session repeats

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


Narda Campbell Designs is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

I will be limiting the numbers in each class to just one booking per class - to minimise risk to both participants & myself.

Everything that is used is clean & wiped using govt guidelines.
Location

Meadowbank, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

4.9 (124)

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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