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From fleece to fibre

Fleece to Fibre, spinning on a wheel at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Duration: One day (10am - 4pm)

Price: £60

Contact: Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 25th April 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020

About the Course

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the course running in April, if you are already booked on you should receive an email from us shortly. (please check your spam folder). The June course will be confirmed later.

Spinning course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

This one day course will explain the preparation of raw fleece including sorting, combing and carding. Ann can advise on the choice of sheep breeds to enable successful spinning. Each student will be able to master the art of spindle spinning and will learn the basics of the spinning wheel. Each student will leave the course with a small amount of hand spun yarn.
You may bring your own spinning wheel to use if you have one

Tutor: Ann Lloyd.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the 'Contact' form above to book your place.

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?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials provided, you may bring your own spinning wheel if you wish.

Want to review this course?

The small group tuition was great. Ann was very friendly and it was definitely worth travelling from Manchester for this course.

- - #21288

I really had a lovely day trying stuff. The company, the format of the course, Ann's attitude and humour were all great.

- - #21287

The best bit was seeing the whole process, expert advice

- - #17843

The teacher was great - loved all of it

- - #17842

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