The perfect beginner yarn spinning kit complete with my high welfare blade-shorn fleece. All of my sheep are bred for their high quality fleeces and are grass fed with no imported grains, soya or other environmentally unsound feeds. We practice regenerative farming practices, from low stock numbers, paddock rotation, outside lambing, to growing trees for shade and wildlife corridors. Find out more about my flock on Instagram and Facebook. We blade shear for welfare and fleece quality. Packaged in a brown recycled Kraft bag or box, or message me to upgrade to a recycled gift box with magnetic closure. I also run courses at my workshop in Ford, Wiveliscombe, West Somerset.

What's included in the price?

The kit contains a top whirl drop spindle and 100g of clean, carded fleece from the HoneyWoods Flock. It also contains detailed instructions on how to get started with your spinning. You will receive a selection of fleece from my flock with details on the sheep and the qualities of the fleece, so that you can compare breeds. Also in the box is a top whirl drop spindle, everything that you need to learn the magic of spinning fleece in to yarn.

What you will need

Just yourself and some patience!




The Woven Briar Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2022

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The Woven Briar is my weaving workshop based in the rolling hills on the edge of Exmoor. Using blade shorn fleeces from my flock and harvested or foraged plant materials, I create textiles and craft materials that are fully traceable and sustainable. I offer tuition in my workshop in Ford as well as a social spinning group in Wiveliscombe. I have a flock of rare breed sheep which I keep for their beautiful and versatile fleeces, blade shorn to improve the length of fibre and the welfare of the animal. I wash, spin and weave the wool into beautiful one of a kind pieces right here on the farm, creating 100% natural, biodegradable, sustainable pieces in tune with the seasons. I also send fleeces to a fibre mill just an hour from our fields, to be made in to sliver and yarn, suitable for felting and spinning. All of our animals are grass-fed, well cared for with the highest regard for their welfare and health.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Suitable for beginners
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