3 x 3hr Learning to Spin Alpaca Fleece Class


July 23 – October 8
Opening Hours
10:00am - 1:00pm
2771 Sutton Road, Sutton NSW 2620
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Event Cost

All tickets$165

About this event

They say “you can’t spin (or felt) alpaca fibre”. Not only can it be done, but it is quite easy and the results are spectacular.

You’ve probably heard that just learning to treadle is a skill in itself and, for some people quite difficult – we have the answer to that – learn to spin on the Roberta Electronic Spinners. They are small, quiet and amazingly easy to use. What better way to learn the ancient art of spinning than in a rural setting surrounded by the delightful animals which have provided you with their fibre?

In this series of 3 workshops you will learn to spin from a raw fleece, from commercially carded (combed) fleece. You will learn to card, spin and ply, wash and skein your own alpaca and llama fibre to take home. You will be ready to begin your own spinning projects at home.

You will meet many alpacas and llamas, inspect the fleece of both on and off these animals; learn how to select fibre that is suitable for spinning, and more importantly – what fibre to reject and why.

A starter pack which will include a variety of fleece for spinning, tea and coffee, will be provided. Extra natural fibre and carded tops in natural and dyed colours will be available for purchase.

Wear comfortable clothes, sensible shoes.


  • Sat 23 July 2022 - 10:00 - 13:00
  • Sat 8 October 2022 - 10:00 - 13:00


Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Contact information

Location2771 Sutton Road, Sutton NSW 2620

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Terms & Conditions – Caroloke Competition

  • Entry is free.
  • Only one entry per person whether you are an individual or in a group.
  • Categories are: Primary School, High School, Adults – Individual, Duet or Group.
  • There will be amazing prizes from local businesses for the winner in each category.
  • Your performance must be a Christmas Carol that is no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Your performance must not contain any explicit language.
  • Please note, this is not a religious event.
  • Entrants must also not be professional singers. If you are a professional singer, please contact the events team on 0481 007 012 to book your performance.
  • Registrations close Friday 8th July 2022 at midday.


  • All entries can be dropped off at the Queanbeyan Showground on Friday 8th July 2022 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
  • You can only enter once in each category. i.e. 1 x Christmas Cake & 1 x Gingerbread House in your age group.
  • Cakes and gingerbread houses must not exceed 30cm in height, width and length.
  • All care will be taken while on display but we will not be responsible for any damages.
  • Cakes & gingerbread houses will be judged on decoration only.
  • All entries will be judged on Friday evening 8th July 2022 and winners will be announced at midday on the main stage on Saturday 9th July 2022.
  • All entries will be on display at the event in the building behind the Grand Stand.
  • A photo will be taken of the winners and their creations for promotional material.
  • Collection of yours entry can be done from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 9th July unless previously organised with the QPRC events team.

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