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Hand spinning courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Hand spinning is the method of turning fibres, such as wool, cotton and silk into yarn which can then be woven into fabric. Spinning has a very long history and features in many of our best loved fairy tales where all beautiful, young princesses spent most of their time at the spinning wheel. Fibres can be harvested regularly from the living animal. Well known wools include Angora, Merino and Mohair. Alpaca fleece is becoming more and more popular in the UK (having now been exported from its native South America to many corners of the globe) and is beautifully soft and silky. It's also hypoallergenic! There is also Pashmam which comes from the Tibetan goat of the Himalayan range and is used in the finest of pashminas. Spinning is still a popular skill and you too can learn from one of our expert spinners - come along and join a course or spinning workshop. Not at all like the arduous and sweaty activity that groups of people sometimes do on exercise bikes in gyms - this spinning is both more relaxed and creative (and possibly just as good for you)!
Hand Spinning Social Monthly Get Together Last Saturday Each Month
Platinum AWARD
Hand Spinning Social Monthly Get Together Last Saturday Each Month
Norfolk
£5
It's very easy to get fully engrossed in your hand spinning at home alone but sometimes it is also nice to just spend time with other spinners who share your passion for all things woolly! Whether you are a competent spinner or just starting out why not pop along to our friendly group to all spin together. The aim is simply to support each other, pick up tips and make new friends. Although it will be lovely to see you every month there is no obligation to do so, you...
Introduction to spinning, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
Introduction to spinning, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
Gwynedd
£10
Want to learn to spin but don't know where to start? I work from a small shop in Criccieth and am offering a one to one introduction to spinning for absolute beginners, including fleece preparation, hand and drum carding and wool combing. Dates to suit including weekends. Please get in touch to book a place or discuss requirements.
From field to fibre with Tracy Edwards
Platinum AWARD
From field to fibre with Tracy Edwards
Lincolnshire - Next course on 11th October 2019
£13
You will be shown how to process fleece into a usable fibre, ready to needle felt, wet felt or spin. We will discuss how to wash and prepare the fleece ready for the next stage. Information on how to source fleece, differences to look for and quality will briefly be discussed. You will have a demonstration and hands on experience of hand carding, hand combing and using a mechanical carder. You will be able to have a go on all of the equipment used in the demonstrations. 6 places. Now...
Wool Spinning and Weaving
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Wool Spinning and Weaving
County Down
£35
Spinning -You will learn carding the preparation of wool fibre for spinning and drafting. The drawing out of the fibres as you spin. This class will give you an introduction to spinning. An ideal way to have go and see if you enjoy the craft. Weaving - There are a couple of different options from Ridged heddle loom weaving, 4 shaft weaving and Tapestry weaving. All classes suitable for beginners or those wanting to expand their knowledge.
Spinning, weaving and dyeing - Monthly on a Saturday
Silver AWARD
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Spinning, weaving and dyeing - Monthly on a Saturday
Derbyshire
£40
We meet every month on a Saturday, usually the 3rd Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. Over the last year the course has covered the following subjects: Spinning - basic spinning skills, design, colour blending in spinning, fancy yarns. Weaving - rigid heddle weaving, weaving on four shaft looms, design, tapestry, inkle braids. Dyeing - natural dye extracts, random dyeing with acid dyes and fibre reactive dyes. You can start at any time and come for as many or a few sessions as you wish, we are very relaxed and friendly....
Fibre preparation for hand spinners
Platinum AWARD
Fibre preparation for hand spinners
Cumbria - Next course on 29th September 2019
£40
For those who know how to spin but need help to get from a raw fleece to something spinable. This one day workshop covers raw fleece selection, skirting and grading, hot washing, cold washing, picking and carding using a drum carder. Students have an opportunity to use all the latest equipment including a Picker, an electric drum carder, and a hand drum carder. The workshop runs from 10am – 3pm with an hour break for lunch. Bring your own fleece, two large old towels, and a packed lunch. The course...
Spinning Course (from fleece to fabulous yarn)
Spinning Course (from fleece to fabulous yarn)
Cumbria
£40
This two hour spinning lesson is designed to give you a kick start into fibre processing. We cover the basics from raw fleece right through to finished yarn, you will learn how to distinguish a nice fleece from a bad one, how to wash and dry, carding or combing depending on fleece, spinning plying and setting yarn. We welcome new spinners, farmers, smallholders regular spinners that may have an issue, we are happy to design the lesson around what you want out of it. We can take up to four...
Handspinning - for beginners and improvers - Saturday afternoon Sessions
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Handspinning - for beginners and improvers - Saturday afternoon Sessions
South Yorkshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£49
A series of Saturday afternoon sessions for beginners and improvers. We aim to introduce the novice to the craft of creating yarns from raw fibres, beginning with various types of wool and progressing to plant and other animal fibres. We will start with the ancient craft of finger-spinning, work on different types of drop-spindle and then practice on a spinning wheel. Once you've started, come back and continue your creative experience, learning how to make a consistent yarn - fine or thick - and improvers can also learn about creating...
Handspinning workshop
Gold AWARD
(30)
Handspinning workshop
Cheshire
£50
Learn to spin your own yarn, with Diane Fisher of Murmuring Wheel, at Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Cheshire. The day will cover basic spinning techniques and plying - aiming to finish with one or more skeins of your own handspun yarn! The course is aimed at beginner spinners but I can cater for any level of skill. Please let me know what you would like to cover when booking your place. The venue is an award winning farm set on the edge of the Peak District, famous for making their own...
Learn to spin fibres
Bronze AWARD
(1)
Learn to spin fibres
Lancashire
£50
During this day long course, you will learn to process and spin fibre into yarn. This course includes selecting, cleaning and preparing your fibre in readiness for spinning. Ideal for one-to-one or small groups, you will also find out a little about the history of spinning, tips on choosing a wheel or spindle as well as learning how to spin wool for the very first time. Whilst this course is based just north of Preston, it can be delivered at a venue of your choice - please contact us to...

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