Beginners spinning



I've been spinning for 18 years, teaching for 15 and there's nothing better than passing on this incredible skill.

During the day we'll discuss fleece and fibre preparation, try some carding and then spin the day away. You'll take away a skein of your own hand spun yarn.

For more information please click the Chat with the Maker button.

The workshop takes place at Eden Tearoom and Gallery in Newburgh, Lancashire.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The use of a wheel and all materials are included.

Lunch isn't included but there are cafes in the market or you're welcome to bring a packed lunch along with you.


Cathy Wright at Lazykate


Eden Tearoom & Galleries
Course Lane

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Hearing impaired
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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In-person course
K James - - #36441

I did the beginners spinning course today with Cathy at the Eden Tea Rooms. What a great day. Cathy and her daughter were extremely knowledgeable and very patient. Cathy guided us through every step of the process and they were both on hand to get us out of trouble when things went a bit wrong. There were 4 of us on the course and we all created a skein of yarn to take away. From my point of view it was something I had wanted to do for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn spinning.

Response from Lazykate:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review, we really appreciate it.

We had a brilliant day, your spinning was beautiful. We can't wait to follow your spinning journey

Cathy and Jessamy

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melanie a rampeearee - - #22338

Booked into Cathy's spinning workshop on this site.
Was in a lovely venue in Crosby, Liverpool. It's very handy that Cathy is running these workshops locally.
Had a brilliant fun day, Cathy and her mum Jean were lovely, very friendly and patient with us all.
It was a small class which made it possible for Cathy to spend time with each one of us to assist.
I enjoyed the class so much I decided to continue spinning and I purchased a wheel.
Since the first workshop over a year ago Cathy has helped me with spinning troubleshooting and her wealth of knowledge has helped me to progress and tweak my spinning, thus making me more confident with my spinning.
Definitely recommend Cathy's workshops.

Response from Lazykate:

Thanks Mel,

We enjoyed getting to know you and your mum, the day was great. Thanks for leaving such a nice review, i really appreciate it.

In-person course
Susan Pearson - - #22298

Thank you Cathy and Jean for a great day of spinning at one of Black Sheep Wools workshops. I had a great time yesterday and learned a lot.
Cathy and her mum (Jean), are very patient, and certainly knowledgeable about their craft, and I would recommend them to anybody. I am now a lot more confident about my spinning after only a few hours with Cathy and Jean, and I actually took a skein of usable yarn home, which I spun myself at the workshop.

Response from Lazykate:

Thanks Susan,

It was a lovely to spend the day with you, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review.

In-person course
Karen irwin - - #18102

Had a very enjoyable day with Cathy and Jean. They were so patient and offered different learning techniques. Inspired by their enthusiasm. I highly recommend this course and am hoping to continue spinning in the future
Many thanks Cathy and Jean

In-person course
Anne Fitzgerald - - #16726

Spent the day with Cathy and het mum yesterday at Ovis Yarns in Liverpool. Lovely day, very relaxed but informative teaching. I came away with a useable hank of yarn and enough knowledge to continue practicing at home. I would thoroughly recommend Cathy as a tutor for spinning.

In-person course
Ursula - - #12899

Attended a beginner spinning workshop with Cathy and her Mum Jean today. They are such lovely, friendly, knowledgable ladies, making it easy to learn a new skill. Nothing is too much trouble and they are both only too happy to help and pass on any much so that I came away with a hank of yarn spun by me! Would definitely recommend Cathy’s classes...if you are thinking about it..go on, give it a won’t regret it..

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Julie Carey - - #12415

Thank you for such a lovely day. Both Cathy and her Mum , Jean were excellent teachers with lots of good humour and patience. They helped us to learn this new skill with lots of reassurance. Highly recommended course which is very addictive.

In-person course
SallyAnne, Willow Witch Of Pendle - - #8286

Loving rural crafts I have always wanted to try spinning but it looked so complicated. Cathy (and Jean) are outstanding teachers. Their patience, understanding and motivation made the day fly so quickly and resulted in a spinning novice producing yarn! I'm totally hooked. My aim is to do the Dye Day with them dieing Marino wool, spinning it, then knitting a scarf. Just need to drop a massive hint to the hubby for my birthday present, a wheel!
I would highly recommend theses courses to anyone. Thank you

In-person course
Jean Allan - - #7550

Went on the spinning workshop on Monday 30th January 2017 . Through the Stanhill Village Heritage project. What a fantastic day I had there was 5 of us never done spinning before, Cathy and her Mum were great lots of patience and encouragement. I was very pleased with the end product. Thanks for a great day .

In-person course
Jane Miller - - #5940

I've been spinning for about 12 months, completely self-taught and wanted some expert guidance to improve my technique. Cathy is a lovely teacher, very patient and great one-to-one tuition where needed, we were soon off to a great start. I picked up some valuable tips which I take away to my home spinning, newly enthused and raring to go! Thank you, Cathy, for an enjoyable day, friendly atmosphere and an excellent setting, shop and cafe at Black Sheep in Culcheth to make us feel totally spoilt!

In-person course
Sophie C - - #5031

Myself and my mother-in-law attended a beginners spinning day with Cathy and Jean this week and it was absolutely fantastic! We both had a wonderful time and had produced our first skein by the end of the day! Cathy and Jean made us so welcome and at ease, it made the whole day fun! It has definitely started something and I can't wait to start practising again! Thank you Cathy and Jean!

In-person course
Julie Langham - - #3661

Just had a day of beginner's spinning with Cathy and Jean at Knit Wise and it was wonderful! I was given the workshop as a gift - must be one of the best ever birthday presents. At the start of the session I couldn't quite believe I would be able to produce anything useable, but with patient help from both Cathy and Jean, I left with 4 skeins of beautiful yarn that I intend to dye, then knit. All that, with homemade flapjack as a bonus!

In-person course
Julie Langham - - #3659

Just had a day of beginner's spinning with Cathy and Jean at Knit Wise and it was wonderful! I was given the workshop as a gift - must be one of the best ever birthday presents. At the start of the session I couldn't quite believe I would be able to produce anything useable, but with patient help from both Cathy and Jean, I left with 4 skeins of beautiful yarn that I intend to dye, then knit. All that, with homemade flapjack as a bonus!

In-person course
Stacey Howard - - #3558

I recently took Cathy's beginner spinning workshop at Black Sheep Wools in Warrington. It was the most fun I've ever had with wool! Having never tried it before, with Cathy's expert tuition I managed to spin 50yds of aran weight yarn! Cathy is so patient & helpful & so is her lovely mum. Thank you Cathy for introducing me to a wonderful craft that I've been longing to try. If you're reading this I strongly recommend you take the class. You will not be disappointed.

In-person course
Myra McKay - - #3509

Saw Cathy's courses advertised, and was intrigued as spinning was something I had never thought of trying. I was taught in a small group, and was encouraged by Cathy's enthusiasm and patience. I had a successful lesson and learnt to spin. At my request Cathy then went out of her way to help me find a wheel of my own. I am now happy to recommend Cathy's courses to anyone who is interested in learning to spin.

In-person course
Sarah Perry - - #3504

What a fantastic day. As a complete novice I found the explanations and clear instructions easy to follow and I was able to produce not one but two skeins of wool under the patience and encouragement of Cathy. The day was over all too soon. A sure sign that it was a wonderful experience. Thanks Cathy and Mum.

In-person course
Bal Kaur - - #3294

As a complete novice to spinning, I was rather doubtful that I could turn my own alpaca fibre into something that remotely resembled yarn…after a fantastic day, a lot of encouragement and patience from Cathy, I have come away feeling inspired, with some rather pleasing (and surprising) results as well as some new vocab to impress my friends with (niddy-noddy?!). A highly recommended course.

In-person course
Mel Withe - - #1769

I had a fantastic day learning to spin with Cathy. The small group size meant that there was lots of time for her to spend with each of us coaching and teaching us in avert pacient way. I would highly recommend this course

In-person course
Suzy Rowlands - - #1037

A really great day. A wonderful craft to have a go at- very cathartic. Cathy is an excellent tutor, very gentle and encouraging. Just being at Cedar Farm for the day, in itself, is a real treat! Can't wait to return one Wednesday for a "spin-in!"

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Isabel Hill - - #924

Really enjoyable day. Classes are in small groups so lots of individual attention and help if you need it. Cathy is very patient and supportive. Really recommend Cathy's course.

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Liz - - #915

Excellent tutor, friendly relaxed class.
Really enjoyed the day. Thank you Cathy

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Fran Quinn - - #715

I loved this course, Cathy takes you from handling the raw fleece to spinning your first skein, she is patient and thorough. I really recommend this course.

In-person course

Fun, friendly, expert tuition and encouragement. What more can I say.

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Rosemary Tyler - - #713

I have been to Cathy course, just out of curiosity and was hooked. I now have my own wheel and have encouraged other to go to Cathy's course.

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