Welcome to The Spinning Barn English Longdraw hand spinning is often seen as mysterious or tricky but it is a delightful, relaxing method of spinning which produces soft, lofty yarns relatively quickly. The workshop will start with discussing the most appropriate fibres for this technique before learning, or perfecting the art of hand carding the fibre into lightweight, airy rolags. Then we shall move on to perfecting the longdraw technique to produce those lofty, bouncy skeins of yarn. If you have ever watched a hand spinner happily spinning soft wool into gorgeous yarns and wanted to give it a go, or felt that your knitting, crochet or weaving could be even more creative if you could spin your own yarns then this workshop is for you. If you have spun before and want to re-visit a forgotten skill then here is the chance to do so. If you are unsure of what you need then please feel free to get in touch and we can chat about it first. NOTE If you would like to spend longer perfecting your spinning skills then you can simply book two, or more days days together which will really help to consolidate your learning and increase your confidence to spin alone at home. I am always happy to support your spinning after the workshop to ensure your ongoing spinning success and enjoyment. Workshops are held in the tranquil Norfolk countryside on our smallholding where you can meet our delightful flock of rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep and Icelandic sheep whose wool you will be spinning on the day. You will learn what to look for when choosing a good fleece for spinning. You will learn the arts of carding, longdraw spinning and plying, using the fleece from our own flock, and will make your very own skein of yarn to take home. I am more than happy for students to photograph or video aspects of the workshop to remind them at home or just to impress friends and family with! Workshops are currently limited to just three students to ensure lots of 1:1 tuition. The day is very relaxed and informal. Why not take a look at our recent reviews to see what other customers have said about us. I am a qualified trainer and assessor in the Life Long Learning sector but far more importantly I get tremendous satisfaction from simply passing on the skill of spinning to others. I hope to see you soon Theresa

What's included in the price?

As much fibre as you need will be provided to produce your beautiful skeins of yarn. All equipment is provided but you may of course bring your own. Please ensure that your spinning wheel is in good working order, or ask for advice if necessary. Refreshments of home-baked cakes, biscuits, fruit and assorted beverages are available all day. Fun is a guaranteed bonus!


1 day

Cancellation policy

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


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Limited mobility
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
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31 Leziate Drove, Pott Row, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1DB