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Beginning spinning

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

Price: £75

Contact: Cath Snape at Beechwood Crafts

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

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

At present no courses are booking. Once the current situation settles down I hope to start classes again. Message me to be added to my waiting list.

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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

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.
I am happy to arrange a date to suit you, then advertise more widely or provide one to one tuition

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?

A very enjoyable day with a great teacher. Cath was patient and quickly showed me how to set up the wheel properly. It was great to actually start spinning and trying out the different fibres and wheels. The class was very small and she tailored the day to what would help us the most. Looking forward to using my wheel more and booking onto another course with Cath.

- - #29541

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Naomi,
It was a pleasure to have you on the course.
Lovely to see your spinning develop so quickly.
I look forward to seeing you again
best wishes

This class was absolutely brilliant. It was a small class, and Cath adapted what we did to cover our individual needs. Lots of personal attention and friendly instruction, plenty of help sorting out my wheel (greatly appreciated, thank you!) and a friendly atmosphere made the day fly by. It's really been helpful in working out some of my problems as a beginning spinner, but the adaptive style means more advanced spinners could find it helpful too. Thanks so much!

- - #29503

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Kate
It was lovely to have you on the course and see you fly once your wheel was adjusted. Best wishes Cath

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 Beechwood Crafts:

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 Beechwood Crafts:

thanks Paul
It was great to have you on the course

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

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