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Spinning (5 weeks) 2018-19

London South East Colleges - Greenwich Adult & Community Learning

Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (BST)

Spinning (5 weeks) 2018-19
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Booking Fee - Spinning (April 2019)
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15 Tickets Apr 25, 2019 £20.00 £0.00
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Spinning is deeply rooted in history and a feature of fairy tales; it is still a popular skill. Come along and learn from our expert teacher. Forget the arduous activity that groups of people sometimes do on exercise bikes in gyms; spinning is both more relaxed and creative (and possibly just as good for you)!This is a friendly class for beginners and students with some experience who want to develop their skills further.

This course is at the Greenwich Campus SE10 on Thursdays

What will I learn?

Learn to use a drop spindle and a spinning wheel to create your own unique yarns for weaving, knitting and other crafts. Find out about fibre preparation, explore the qualities of different fibre types, share ideas and be inspired.

What are the entry requirements?

Enthusiasm -- no previous experience needed.

Is this the right course for me?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning new skills, and who has an interest in textiles.

What can I do after this course?

Our learners go on to use their skills in their lives in many different ways; some go on to sell their work and develop a small business. Others use their skills to find work or to go up the career ladder. You may go on to:

  • Further study of textiles, including weaving, spinning, depending on what you want to do with the yarn you produce
  • Entry to higher education
  • Share your skills developed here with community education groups e.g. Woodlands Farm, knitting circles, craft fair demonstrations
  • Set up small craft businesses
  • Set up an online shop selling crafts for charity

What else do I need to know?

We have plenty of materials available for beginners to get started. However, if you have specific requirements for advanced spinning (e.g. cashmere/silk blends) you will need to provide your own fibres, though we can advise as to good suppliers. If you are allergic to wool we have many alternatives available.

This popular course for more advanced learners runs on Thursdays and lasts for 5 weeks. 

I’ve booked! How do I enrol for the course?

You will need to complete an enrolment form in person or by email. You must enrol, in full, before you start your course. At enrolment, you will need to provide photographic evidence of your identity. A passport is ideal. To avoid queues on the first day of your course, enrol soon after your online booking.

How much is the full course fee?

Fee bands are shown below as an hourly cost.

  • If you have chosen the Royal Greenwich card holder option you will need to show your Greenwich One card at enrolment. Clickhere for information about the card

  • If you believe you qualify for a means tested discount, (concessionary rate) you will need to show proof of benefits at enrolment, dated within 3 months of enrolment or accompanied by a current bank statement. e.g. if the course starts 10th October, the proof will be dated no earlier than 10th July

 Can anyone join this event?

This course is open to anyone aged 19 years and above.

 How can I get there? Is there any parking?

There is limited parking at the Greenwich Park Centre and the Plumstead Road Campus. Click here for information on directions

 How can I contact the organizer?

Contact the Greenwich Adult and Community Learning by phone, email or visit a centre.

Call: 02039545100


Visit us at: Greenwich Park Centre, King George Street, London SE10 8QB

 Can I get a refund?

Fees are refunded if the course is closed. (All courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers; if this number is not achieved, courses may be cancelled at short notice.)

For the full college refund policy, please click here.

 Course fees

Some courses are free. If you have paid the booking fee, you will need to pay the balance at enrolment.


  FEE 1 - Greenwich resident on   means tested benefit : £1.50

 FEE 2 - Greenwich One card   holder : £5.00

 FEE 3 - Greenwich resident   without Greenwich One card : £5.55

 FEE 4 - Non Greenwich Borough   resident : £6.80

Example: If you are a Greenwich One Card holder, a 10 week course, 2 hours a week will cost you £100. A small materials charge may also be payable.

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Greenwich Adult & Community Learning, King George Street, London SE10 8QB
Greenwich Adult & Community Learning, Greenwich Park Centre

Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM (BST)

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London South East Colleges - Greenwich Adult & Community Learning

London South East Colleges offers hundreds of Greenwich Adult & Community Learning  courses, both daytime and evening, designed to help you learn a new skill, achieve your potential at work, develop skills to start or grow your own business or find a new leisure interest. Whatever your reason for learning, we have a course for you! 

There is high demand for many courses. To make sure you get a place on your course, please come in person to the college to enrol at least 2 weeks before the course starts. Please bring 2 original proofs of your ID and address – your passport, birth certificate or driving licence or photo ID – to the Plumstead Centre or Greenwich Park Centre. If your course has a fee, you may be eligible to a concession if you have a Greenwich Card or evidence of receiving a means tested benefit.

Courses are delivered at a range of venues across Greenwich includng the Greenwich Park Centre, King George Street, London SE10 8QB.

Our courses offer great value for money, and if you are a Greenwich resident you may qualify for a reduction in fees. Get in touch to find out more.

Courses start throughout the year. If a course has already begun, it's not too late to join. Get in touch to find out more. Call 020 3954 4000 or email

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