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Beginner hand spinning - 1 to 1 instruction

Beginner Spinning

Duration: 3 hours 10 am - 1 pm

Price: £85

Book with: Paivi Suomi
at Paivatar Yarns

22 Ferry Drive
West Sussex
PO19 8GJ

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

This is a workshop designed for the beginner hand spinner or for those who have tried to learn to spin but are still struggling.

I keep the beginner spinner workshop short in length, only 3 hours, because your hands and feet are doing new things that you are not accustomed to so you get tired. It is better to spin a little at a time and practice every day rather than trying to overdo it.

You will learn about how a spinning wheel works. How to become familiar with your spinning wheel. How to control the twist and to spin with an even tension. How to join yarn and spin a bobbin full of yarn.

I have a few different types of spinning wheels available for you to practice on, before you purchase your own wheel. I offer 1 to 1 instruction for my workshops so that I can tailor the workshop to your needs.

Please note:
Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer several months ago, I have had to reduce the number of workshops that I can provide per month. I am doing better health wise now, but have to be careful not to take on too much at once.
I have a waiting list of those who have enquired about workshops. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.

I usually schedule workshops for Mondays or Tuesdays. If you are only available on the weekend, please let me know and I will try to arrange a suitable time for you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.
Course fee: £75.00
Materials Fee: £10.00.
Total Cost: £85.00
Concessionary fee for Students: £75.00

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I was given a spinning wheel on my 50th birthday, having done a degree in Textiles many years ago! So, I needed help to refresh my spinning skills, and to get the wheel going again. This was the perfect course for me, as Paivi patiently set up my wheel (I chose to learn on my own wheel, though Paivi has a few to use). She is very experienced and managed to adjust and fine-tune the different features. I spun 2 different wools, then had a quick refresher lesson in plying them together! It was inspiring to have the course in Paivi's studio, surrounded by Paivi's own work: weaving, spinning and natural dyeing, I came away with a 3rd type of wool to practice on, and was up late that night mastering my new skills! Thank you Paivi, just what I needed to kick-start my new hobby!

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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