in Lindale-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands
From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out learning about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle, progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles. Learn the principles behind plying. Create and finish your own skein of hand spun fibre. Small group to ensure high level of one-to-one tuition. Dedicated studio environment. Rural location. Use of a car essential. Tutor Elaine Ware brings many years of experience in hand spinning, an in-depth knowledge of the subject and an international reputation for excellence.
What's included in the price?
Tuition. Use of all equipment. Choice of fibres to work with. Plenty of one-to-one tuition and support. 10 hours tuition. Coffee & teas are provided. Please bring your own packed lunch. Very good local B&Bs, small hotels etc. The course takes place in a rural environment. Use of a car is essential.
2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Elaine Ware has been spinning for nearly 60 years and teaching spinning since 2013. In that time people from around the world have made their way to her Lake District home to learn to spin. Although officially retired, what started as a paying hobby has turned into a new career. In 2019 Cartmel Handspun Spinning School moved into a new dedicated space - a lovely, well lit former coach house specifically converted as a spinning and weaving studio.
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for all abilities
- UK Holiday