About the Course
Spend two days exploring the traditional crafts of spinning and weaving. Working with beautiful alpaca fleece, learn how to prepare and spin the fibre to make your own hand spun yarn to weave into your own journal cover. The spinning day is taught in my traditional Mongolian yurt next to the alpaca fields. For our weaving day we move to the fantastic Textillia studio in Norwich. Beginners are welcome, we have spinning wheels and looms for everyone.
Tutors: Annie Nickerson - Burnt Fen Alpacas & Julia Symonds - Textilia Weave
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What's included in the price?
Both days will run from 10am to 4pm and include all your materials, refreshments and a delicious homemade lunch and of course time for a spot of alpaca gazing!
I'd really recommend the spinning/weaving workshop with Julia and Annie. They both have their own tips and experience to help you learn both skills. I liked the combination of yurt for spinning and studio for weaving, in addition to the great company and lovely lunches but also last but not least the alpacas! What lovely creatures! Just a wide range of experience in two days! If you fancy trying out the spinning and weaving, they are great teachers and you have something to take home at the end. I will be definitely going back to have afternoon tea and cake with alpacas and buy some more wool for weaving.
Serena Woodcock - - #21199
I attended one of these wonderful 2-day workshops earlier this year. It was a fab contrast between day 1 in a cosy, fairy light bedecked yurt where Annie and Julia showed great patience in helping me to spin my first ever skein of beautiful soft alpaca yarn, and day 2 in Julia's light and airy studio I the city where I learned to weave. What did I love? The gorgeous Burnt Fen alpacas, the excellent lunches, the skilled tutoring, the great company, the lovely settings, my finished product, having the time and space to enjoy two days of creativity and learning a new skill. What didn't I love? Nothing, except having to go back to the day job afterwards. I enjoyed it so much my husband and I are going back to Burnt Fen for another spinning session later this year!
mandy walden - - #21193
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