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Beginners spinning

Beginners spinning

Duration: One day (10am-4pm)

Price: £65

Contact: Cathy Wright at Lazykate

Ten Streets Market
27 Cotton Street
L3 7DY

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Friday 1st May 2020
Friday 12th June 2020
Friday 17th July 2020

About the Course

I've been spinning for 14 years, teaching for 10, 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.

Please see my website for more information and to book your place.

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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.

Want to review this course?

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.

- - #22338

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.

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.

- - #22298

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.

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

- - #18102

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.

- - #16726

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..

- - #12899

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.

- - #12415

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

- - #8286

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 .

- - #7550

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!

- - #5940

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!

- - #5031

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!

- - #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!

- - #3659

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.

- - #3558

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.

- - #3509

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.

- - #3504

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.

- - #3294

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

- - #1769

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!"

- - #1037

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.

- - #924

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

- - #915

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.

- - #715

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

- - #714

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.

- - #713

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  • Suitable for beginners
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