Learn to Spin at the Rare Trades Centre

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Learn to spin fleece into yarn with spinner and weaver Dawn Lim.

In this introductory full-day workshop, you will learn the basics of hand spinning from fleece to finished yarn.

At the end of the day, you will leave with a small skein of plied wool you have spun on a spinning wheel.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

14 Sep

9:30am - 4:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350


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