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Beginning spinning


Duration: Full day (9:30am-4pm)

Price: £75

Book with: Cath Snape
at Beechwoodcrafts

Beechwood House
Hull Road
Barmby Moor, York
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4HR
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About the Course

I look forward to welcoming you and sharing my love of spinning. A full day to introduce you to this wonderful therapeutic skill. Whether you have a rudimentary understanding of spinning or have never used a wheel before, this course will give you a sound basis for your spinning journey. Follow on courses are available.

We will look at:
Wheels – maintenance and set up – an opportunity to
try a few different wheels
Fibre – structure and preparations,
Why some fibre is easier to spin than others
Spinning from a variety of preparations
Plying

By the end of the day you will have:
Tried a few spinning wheels
Tried a number of fibres and preparations
Spun a skein (or two) of yarn

Course timing
Arrive 9.30 for welcome drink and biscuits
Course starts 10am,
12.30 lunch
Course finishes 4pm
Course tutor - Cath Snape, experienced spinner and one of the few people to gain a distinction in the certificate of achievement run by Association of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.

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 biscuits throughout the day (Please bring a packed lunch).
All fibres including a small selection to take away.
Spinning wheel can loaned for the day - please notify.
Wheels may be available to hire after the course.



Want to review this course?

I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the day at Beechwood Crafts with Cath. I took my own wheel, wanting to learn with it. Cath is a very good teacher. I had felt nervous beforehand but she welcomed us with warmth and put everyone at ease. We learned about our wheels, and about different breeds of sheep and their wool qualities and we tried spinning with different types of fleece.

I feel encouraged to follow a long held wish to learn to spin and to go on and do more courses.

Thank you so much Cath. I recommend this course, highly. It was stimulating and very enjoyable.

- - #24474

I spent a lovely day with Cath, learning to use my spinning wheel. The setting was very relaxing and there was no shortage of coffee. She helped me to understand the basics of spinning and I left there with two skeins that I had spun. I felt very pleased with myself. This is an ideal course to find out whether spinning is for you and what wheel might suit you best. Cath is very gentle and patient and gives lots of encouragement. I highly recommend it.

- - #23236

Response from Beechwoodcrafts:

Thanks Rachel. You have every right to be proud; your spinning was great. Lovely to have you on the course.

I had just purchased a wheel but had never spun before so enrolled on a spinning course with Cath Snape at beechwood crafts. Cath was very welcoming and first set up my wheel. There were three learners and Cath was very patient, knowledgeable and showed us what to do. I was very impressed. We all spun throughout the day and produced some reasonable work. I would thoroughly recommend Cath and Beechwood Crafts.

- - #21749

Response from Beechwoodcrafts:

thanks Paul
It was great to have you on the course

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Course Start Dates

Friday 31st January 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

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