Beginning spinning on zoom



Although zoom isn't the same as face to face, I have introduced these sessions in response to demand
I am happy to arrange a date to suit you,
The time is completely based around your needs. We can arrange a series of sessions if that works best for you.
I will answer any questions you have.
We can look at your wheel and fibre, talk through what you have available and how to prepare and spin it.
I will have a camera set up so I can demonstrate as we talk through the practicalities of spinning.
Tutor Cath Snape
One of the few spinners to achieve distinction in the certificate of achievement run by Association of Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

One hour zoom meeting
preliminary email discussion around your ideas and what you would like to learn

What you will need

Adequate internet access
Zoom on a tablet, PC or laptop so that you can see the demonstrations properly
Your own wheel and some fibre


Cath Snape at Beechwood Crafts

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 hour (flexible times to suit)

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Chris Gould - - #33428

A small class meant Cath could give each of us the time and attention we needed.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Lovely to meet you Chris.
best wishes

Live online
Maureen Lightfoot - - #33286

Had a really informative lesson with Cath even down to washing the wool! Cath is a person with lots of patience and really needed t with me 😁. I will be booking further lessons in the future.

Kind Regards

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Maureen, it was lovely to meet you. You had some beautiful fleece and were spinning nicely once we’d adjusted things. I look forward to seeing you again
Best wishes Cath

Live online
Susan - - #32463

If you ever wondered about learning to spin but thought the lockdown had broughtvall that to a halt. Then go ahead and do it on zoom with Cathy. She is patient and knowledgable and explains not just how but why things work (and why they sometimes don’t) and very encouraging. Iam now practising what I learnt in the session. Thank you Cathy.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Susan.
It was lovely to meet you and help you on your spinning journey
best wishes

Live online
Verity - - #32292

What a lovely way to spend a morning ! I learnt so much and will be back for more soon!

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Verity
It was lovely to meet you
I’ll look forward to seeing you again soon
Best wishes

Live online
Cat Rovira - - #32154

Cath taught me with huge patience, competence and knowledge.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thanks Cat,

It was a pleasure to meet you and see the progress you made in such a short time.
bet wishes

Naomi - - #29541

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.

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

Kate Wood - - #29503

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!

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

Audrey Reiss - - #24474

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.

Rachel Carter - - #23236

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.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

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

Paul - - #21749

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.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

thanks Paul
It was great to have you on the course

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