Hand spinning course - Truro

Hand spinning course - Truro


This course is designed both for the absolute beginner who would like to have a taster session and for those who are returning to the craft and would like a refresher.

For the Spinning Course, the student will be taken through:
- Preparation of Fibre
- Skirting and sorting a fleece
- Washing the fibre
- Carding the fibres with combs, hand and drum carders
- Drafting the fibres to enable easier spinning
- Spinning singles
- Plying the singles together
- Skeining the yarn

We have been spinning and weaving for over 28 years and are the Tutors for the Cornwall Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Two Year Hand Spinning Foundation Course. We teach the newcomers to spin at Guild general meetings. We also mentor the Cornwall Guild Weaving Foundation Courses as well as heading the Guild's Weavers Days

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Use of wheel
Use of a large & varied array of fibres
Handouts to support the processes
Any work is given to the student at the end of the day
Refreshments and lunch is included in the price


Audrey Durrant at Hawthorn Fibres


Chacewater W.I. Hall

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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