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Beginning Spinning


Duration: full day

Price: £75

Run by: Cath Snape
at Beechwoodcrafts

Beechwood House
Hull Road
Barmby Moor
York
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4HR

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About the Course

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

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 or telephone us. 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



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Course Start Dates

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


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners