Spinning Wheel for Beginners
Here’s your chance to learn all about how to use a spinning wheel! Artist, Rachel MacGillivray, will guide you to spin different fibres, makinag and designing your own beautiful handspun yarns. You’ll get lots of practice on spinning wheels, as well as learn how to dye fibre, blend colours and different materials, and various ways to prepare your fibre to make custom yarns. No prior experience necessary.
Instructor: Rachel MacGillivray
Rachel MacGillivray studied Fashion Design at Ryerson University and, after working in the industry in Toronto, she moved to New Brunswick to follow her love of textiles. She completed the Fibre Arts & Graduate diplomas at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. Rachel has won multiple national competitions, scholarships, and awards and has had her work shown in museums and galleries such as The Louvre, The Bata Shoe Museum, The National War Museum, and Government House Gallery.
Primarily now a spinner and wool enthusiast, Rachel also uses textile techniques such as knitting, embroidery, quilting, garment making, and image transfer in her work to explore themes of memory and community. Currently, she’s pursuing her arts practice and instructing at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.