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Fibre preparation for hand spinners

Shearing fleece

Duration: One day workshop

Price: £50

Book with: Elaine Ware
at Cartmel Handspun Spinning School

Cartmel Handspun Spinning School
Lindale-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands
Cumbria
LA11 6NA

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About the Course

For those who know how to spin but need help to get from a raw fleece to something spinable.

This one day workshop covers raw fleece selection, skirting and grading, hot washing, cold washing, picking and carding using a drum carder. Students have an opportunity to use all the latest equipment including a Picker, an electric drum carder, and a hand drum carder.
The workshop runs from 10am – 3pm with an hour break for lunch.
Bring your own fleece, two large old towels, and a packed lunch.
The course takes place in a rural environment. Use of a car is recommended.

Cancellations policy
Full refund given 8 weeks before course date
50% refund 4 weeks before course date
No refund under 4 weeks before course date

Most major debit/credit cards accepted.

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?

Teas. coffees, use of all equipment. Small groups - lots of individual attention.



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Great course. Elaine is very knowledgeable and generous with her time and home. Super studio. Brilliant to work with our own fleece and meet others with theirs, really adds to the understanding of the wool and how to treat it. Came away fuelled with enthusiasm. Would recommend a course with Elaine.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 1st December 2019
Sunday 16th February 2020
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends

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