I enjoy sharing my love of spinning, especially introducing new spinners 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.I regularly add new dates, as courses fill quickly. if you would like a specific date, please ask, I will try to accommodate you. We will look at: -Wheels – maintenance and set up – an opportunity to try a few different wheels or have yours set up to suit you -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: -understood a little more about 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, an experienced spinner and one of the few people to gain a distinction in the certificate of achievement run by Association of Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers. I am happy to arrange a date to suit you, then advertise more widely or provide one to one tuition.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day (Please bring a packed lunch). All fibres including a selection to take away. I have a selection of Spinning wheel you can use for the day if you do not have your own wheel - please let me know in advance Wheels may be available to hire after the course.


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Beechwood Crafts

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I have crafted all my life, from sewing and knitting dolls clothes at primary school, to spinning , weaving, felting and dyeing over the last 10 years. Having taught and organised courses for friends, in 2019 I started Beechwood crafts, where I teach spinning and felting and have fabulous tutors who teach other courses, including needle felting, leatherwork and lino-printing.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
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Beechwood House, Hull Road, Barmby Moor, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 4HR