About this workshop
Have you recently dusted off Nanna’s old spinning wheel, or purchased someone else’s Nanna’s wheel – only to find that it needs some TLC before it will work for you?
Bring your troublesome spinning wheel to the Rare Trades Centre for hands-on assessment and adjustment by Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud owner, award-winning fleece producer, and skilled fibre woman Ronelle Welton.
Ronelle will teach you about the features of different types of spinning wheels, show you how to repair and care for your own, and help you bring it back to full productivity. Then, she will guide you through a test drive that ensures you and your wheel are ready to translate fleece into the beautiful handspun yarn of your dreams.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Spinning wheel, snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen and an apron or tea towel to place on lap for spinning fleece
Comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes
Maximum class size
What is included
All instruction, tools and materials provided
You will learn
You will learn about the features of different types of spinning wheels, how to repair and care for your own, and bring it back to full productivity.
Morning tea/lunch info
Morning tea included
About the instructor
Sheep Farmer and Textile ArtistMore info