Hand Spinning - Next Steps



This 4 hour course is a follow on to the full day Beginners' Workshop and is also suitable for spinners who have been learning at home without having had any formal tuition.

It focusses on tips and tricks for using a spinning wheel, pre-preparing the fibre, joining on new fibre, controlling thickness and adjusting tension using the braking system. We will also learn a new plying technique and have plenty of time for general practice of your emerging spinning skills.

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?

• All the materials for the workshop are provided including fibre (a selection of commercially prepared roving, and top in natural and dyed shades) use of drop spindles, spinning wheels and electric mini-spinner.

• Tea/Coffee and cake.

• Free Parking.

• Accessible facilities.

• Tips and Tricks Handout


Gina Charlesworth at Woolly Workshop
Ffordd Las
CF83 4EW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users
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4 hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Julie - - #28295

A fabulous course which is perfect for those who have attended the introduction to spinning or who are self-taught spinners who want to develop their skills and knowledge. I learned so much more about my spinning wheel, fibres, spinning, different techniques of joining and plying and washing the skeins. Gina is a fabulous teacher, answering questions and queries with easy to understand answers and provides information to take home to refer to. The homemade cakes were a fabulous half time treat too. Thank you Gina

Response from Woolly Workshop:

Thank you Julie,

I'm pleased you found the course covered topics that were useful to you. Thank you for coming along and for your kind review. Stay in touch!


In-person course
Pam Martin - - #28285

This was an excellent introductory workshop and Gina's clear explanation and tuition is perfect to develop start spinning with confidence and understand problems that might occur for a new spinner. A warm and inviting workroom, lovely homemade cake and beautiful views over Caerphilly also very much add to the workshop experience.

Response from Woolly Workshop:

Thank you Pam,

It was great to meet and teach you and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your workshop and got what you hoped from it.

Stay in touch with your progress news and of course if you have any questions just ask!

I will send you the links and info on plying as soon as I've found the best ones.


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