Spinning Wheel Taster Class

Have a go at spinning wool into yarn at this Hornsby Heights taster workshop!

3 hours Class size 1 to 4

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

Spinning yarn is an ancient art, still practised, but not all that easy to get set up to try. Why not come along to our workshop and try it out?

With everything supplied, you will learn the basics about slightly different spinning wheels, and practise spinning the wheel, drawing the leader and then spinning your first bit of fleece into yarn.

The mindful rhythm of spinning may be just what you need to provide mental relaxation while resulting in the production of beautiful handspun yarn that will be a joy to you, and anyone you know who loves textiles, knitting, crocheting or weaving.

Plus, we offer delightful refreshments in the comfort of a bushland studio, where you will hear only the sounds of nature and the relaxing whirr of the spinning wheel!

Add-ons available for this class
  • Second class, develop your technique ($150)
  • Third class, create an eco dye yarn ($150)
  • Spin with plant based fibre ($150)
  • Add silk to wool fibre ($150)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Complete beginners welcome. Come along and see if you'd like to buy a spinning wheel for yourself!
What you'll get
  • Access to a spinning wheel for the whole session.
  • All wool fibre needed.
  • Really helpful tuition.
  • Delightful refreshments.

EarthArt Studio - 6 Cottonwood Way, Hornsby Heights Hornsby, NSW

Spinning Wheel Taster Class location
Your teacher

Discovering botanical printing and dying has lead my art practise down an endless path encountering the diversity of clean natural processes to create colour and pattern on paper and textiles. Sharing the experience with others reinvigorates my own curiosity, and the questions asked by participants creates a wave of energy that I joyfully ride. Publishing my first book, The Natural Dyers Notebook, Volume 1, was a direct result of the curiosity of others.

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