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Hand spinning course - Truro

Hand spinning course - Truro

Duration: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Price: £150

Book with: Audrey Durrant
at Hawthorn Fibres

Chacewater W.I. Hall

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About the Course

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 25 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 Course as well as heading the Guild's Weavers Days

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?

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

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Course Start Dates

Friday 27th September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly