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Hand Spinning Workshops For Beginners Norfolk/Cambs/Lincs borders

Hand Spinning Workshops For Beginners Norfolk/Cambs/Lincs borders

Duration: One day 10am - 4pm

Price: £60

Run by: Theresa George
at The Spinning Barn

07930 605578

31 Leziate Drove
Pott Row
Kings Lynn
Kings Lynn
PE32 1DB

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About the Course

Hand Spinning Workshops - one day 10am - 4pm

Our one day spinning workshops are relaxed and fun and are aimed at beginners but also suitable as a refresher. Covers all aspects of this enchanting and addictive skill. Workshops are held in the tranquil Norfolk countryside on days to suit you, either on weekdays or weekends. You will meet our delightful flock of rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep and Icelandic sheep.

You will learn what to look for when choosing a good fleece for spinning. You will learn the arts of carding, spinning and plying, using the fleece from our own flock, and will make your very own skein of yarn to take home. I am more than happy for students to photograph or video aspects of the workshop to remind them at home or just to impress friends and family with!

Workshops can be held for individual or group tuition with a maximum of three students to ensure lots of 1:1 tuition. The day is very relaxed and informal. Why not take a look at our recent reviews to see what other customers have said about us.

Theresa is a qualified trainer and assessor in the Life Long Learning sector but far more importantly gets tremendous satisfaction from simply passing on these skills to others.

We look forward to welcoming you to our farm very soon.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All equipment is available for you to use or you may bring your own if you prefer.

Refreshments of tea, coffee, fruit teas, fresh fruit and biscuits are provided all day but please bring your own packed lunch.

Fleeces and ready carded fibres are available to buy on the day and you can even hire a wheel (conditions apply) so you can continue your spinning as soon as you get home.

Travel links are good from most major routes including by rail. Collection from King's Lynn station may be possible. Please ask for details.

Want to review this course?

Such a wonderful day learning what to do with the fleeces mounting up in my shed!
Theresa is very enthusiastic and very knowledgable plus a great teacher. It was fun, enjoyable, interesting and very addictive so I am now looking to get a wheel of my own and will return to improve my skills hopefully with my co learner next year.
Thank you Theresa (and Ted) for making my first steps into spinning so positive, I am looking at my sheep in a different way now!!

- - #18403

Response from The Spinning Barn:

Thank you so much for a lovely review Debbie. The day was such fun and your spinning was fabulous. I really hope you continue to spin and work through your stash of gorgeous fleeces! Theresa and Ted x

The course was excellent. I am an absolute beginner and I found the opportunity to learn about the make up of the spinning wheel and how to work with it as valuable as the experience of leaving with a skein of my own wool. The atmosphere is friendly and non judgemental and Theresa is ably assisted by her wonderful canine assistant Ted who is a delightful distraction and purveyor of helpful advice having witnessed a number of classes.
I would unreservedly recommend the course and will look back on it as the first step in my journey as a spinner! I hope to go back one day for an advanced session!!!

- - #18395

Response from The Spinning Barn:

Christine, thank you so very much. Your review made me laugh and cry at the same time. I look forward to hearing about your spinning journey so order that wheel! I shall pass on your review to Ted and I am sure he will be as thrilled as I am that you enjoyed your day. x

What an inspiring day! Theresa was very welcoming and it soon became apparent that she is very knowledgable and an excellent teacher. In one day I learned more than I could have imagined. The day was well planned and with just two students we had plenty of individual attention. I went away with a skein of wool that I had prepared from scratch - washing raw fleece, carding,spinning and plying it.
I would recommend the day course to beginners and improvers - you will have a fun day and learn an amazing amount from Theresa - her enthusiasm for wool is infectious!

- - #18394

Response from The Spinning Barn:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Judy. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your day. You made such a fabulous start to your spinning that I really hope you continue. Do keep me informed of progress.

Really lovely day learning a new skill. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, beautiful setting and Theresa is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. I treated my Mum to the workshop as a gift and really enjoyed coming along with her and learning something new. I was completely hopeless but Theresa has the patience of a saint and I was spinning away by lunchtime. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in spinning or just as a day out doing something different.

- - #17286

Fantastic day learning to spin with Theresa. She kindly checked my wheel and sorted it out letting me use one of her bobbins. She knows so much about sheep, fleece, yarn and spinning and was excellent sharing her knowledge. She had excellent patience with me. The cakes she made were lovley and plenty of tea & coffee throughout the day. And i got to see her sheep and pigs. Excellent value and i came away feeling more confident about having a go myself at home.

- - #10376

My friend and I spent a wonderful day with Theresa. We learned to card wool and then spin it. We learned the washing processes. Theresa is a wonderful teacher, and immediately made us confortable and confident to ask questions. Her studio is a lovely location; it is spacious and a lovely workplace. We both came away inspired to do more, and armed with wool we had spun ourselves. We very highly recommend The Spinning Barn.

- - #10129

The course content was excellent, very informative. Theresa explained the use of the equipment & what we were aiming to achieve.
Theresa is a very patient tutor & her sense of humour lightens the air. I felt very proud to have had the opportunity to try such a skill.
I would recommend this course.

- - #9995

The course was wonderful! I learnt much more than I had expected and loved every second. Thank you Theresa.

- - #9506

Fab day spent in the Norfolk countryside learning to spin. Theresa is an excellent teacher and pays great attention to detail when explaining aspects of fleece preparation and spinning. She is friendly and extremely patient. I made huge amounts of progress during the course and will be returning to learn to spin art yarn !

- - #8428

I was a brand new spinner struggling to even set up my first wheel. Theresa very patiently checked and helped me set up my new wheel and to my great surprise, by the end of the day I was able to produce my first skein. She is knowledgeable, patient and a natural teacher. I left feeling inspired and confident and am looking forward to future lessons with her. Lovely surroundings too.

- - #8284

I really enjoyed my day with Theresa, such a lovely lady! I am a complete beginner but I gained confidence throughout my lesson. I am now looking for a wheel of my own to continue my new found hobby! Thank you Theresa, highly recommended!

- - #8082

Had a brilliant day Thank you Theresa can't believe how much I learnt. Could talk about it all day but need to stop typing & get back to my spinning!! Thank you I look forward to the next time.

- - #7945

Great fun. Really knowledgeable and patient. Made 'art wool'. Excellent achievement and really satisfying but exhausting. Would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this craft.

- - #7896

A wonderful day learning a new skill taught by an excellent teacher. I was surprised that with the right tuition I could come home with a skein of wool I had spun and plied myself.

I would recommend a day with the Spinning Barn to anyone wanting to learn to spin.

- - #7741

I would recommend Theresa very highly, as complete novices she took my mum and me through all the processes from raw fleece to washed skeins of wool. She is extremely knowledgeable and a really flexible teacher. We laughed A LOT while learning all day. The whole set up is perfect and I am about to buy my first wheel and launch into spinning in preparation for getting my own alpacas and possibly angora goats next year.
I can't imagine a more enriching experience which has filled me with excitement about spinning everything from silk, alpaca, mohair, cashmere to wool, all of which I had a go at on the day.

- - #6578

This was an excellent one on one spinning lesson, from which I learned a lot. The tutor was patient, made me feel very welcome and comfortable in the spinning barn and took me through the process of spinning wool from fleece to skein.

- - #6298

Excellent day, amazing how much we covered on just a few hours, time went far too quickly.

- - #5341

Theresa is absolutely lovely. In one day, which flew by so quickly I couldn't believe it was over, I learned to spin. I took home a skein of jacob and white wensleydale (I think) and a mini skein of angora which I had carded, spun, plied, niddynoddied and washed. It was three weeks ago and I still can't believe it. Since then I have bought a wheel and all the accoutrements and am spinning and weaving my spinnings which are actually quite smooth and even.
I would recommend this course to anyone.

- - #5185

Great day- learnt loads and Theresa was very patient- especially when it became apparent that I have very bad hand/eye/foot coordination! I love the fact that I came home with my own yarn. Very informative and enjoyable day. Thanks Theresa.

- - #4276

I had the most amazing time and the tutor was so patient and very knowledgeable. I will be certainly going to have other lessons on differing techniques as soon as i get my wheel. Thank you for a wonderful day.

- - #4184

A really enjoyable day with an excellent patient teacher. Theresa was extremely knowledgeable and was able to demonstrate and explain the various steps from carding the fleece to spinning the yarn in a very easy to understand manner, thus enabling us to have a go ourselves and end the day with a skein of wool which we had spun.

Would highly recommend the experience to friends and family and we hope to attend another workshop later in the year.

- - #4183

Enjoyed a day yesterday at Spotty Pig Farm. Warm and friendly day. Coffee kept coming , and best of all I came home with a scane of wool which I had made almost by myself. If you are looking to learn to spin Look no further.

- - #3816

Wow what a day.inspirational doesn't come close. Came home with my yarn knitting it up straight away, ordered a spinning wheel go go go

- - #3022

Brilliant day at Spotty Pig Farm The Spinning Barn. Theresa is a fantastic teacher. Would thoroughly recommend her.

- - #2665

Loved my day at The Spotty Pig Farm!!! Theresa was very knowledgeable and was able to answer my many questions. I had some experience with spindle spinning, but got to learn on two different spinning wheels! I came away with two hanks of yarn and I will certainly be following through with more spinning! I wish the weather had not been so blustery so I could have met some of the sheep, goats, chickens, etc. When I get back to the UK, I will certainly return for more learning.

- - #1924

I had a really great day and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of starting to spin. I'd never spun before, but with Theresa's excellent and relaxed tuition, I managed to complete two skeins of spun wool by the end of the day which i'm now busy knitting up. I can't wait to spin again!

- - #1632

Came away from the one day course on a real high. Theresa is extremely knowledgable and so enthusiastic about her craft,her patience is never ending. Actually produced a skein of useable wool. Such a fun day in beautiful surroundings. Can not recommend the day too highly.

- - #1533

Spent a fabulous Sunday learning all about spinning from Theresa George. Theresa is a brilliant (and patient!) teacher and I would definitely recommend her course. She knows all about the different sheep and their wool and was able to give me loads of helpful tips for the whole process from raw fleece to finished yarn. I came away from the course not only with a lovely usable skein but with the confidence to continue spinning at home (as soon as I've talked DH into buying me a spinning wheel for my birthday!). Thank you Theresa!

- - #1391

Had a wonderful day learning all about spinning and we even had the chance to meet the sheep the fleece we working had come from. Theresa is lovely, really friendly and patient she is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher. I can't believe I actually went away with a skein of wool at the end of the day. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about carding, spinning, plying etc. The day was great fun, we laughed pretty much the whole day and am now inspired to carry on and perfect what I have learnt. Theresa has lots of plans to develop her lessons and supplies and will be going again soon, once I have had chance to practice what I learnt yesterday.

- - #1379

wow what a great teacher so helpful had the most wonderful day and learnt so much . theresa is so knowledgeable and so helpful i cant belive i made a hank of wool to bring home just need to get my wheel and the i will be back for another lesson , i would recommend her to anyone who would like to have a go at spinning or wanting to learnt to spin

- - #1378

What a brilliant day, learnt loads and laughed a lot! Theresa is a fantastic teacher very supportive and encouraging. I would really recommend this day to anyone who wants to learn about spinning you won't be disappointed.

- - #1347

Had a fantastic day learning all about fibre and spinning. Theresa is lovely, really friendly and patient she is obviously very knowledgeable about the subject and was a wonderful teacher. I didn't find it easy to begin with but with loads of support I actually went away with a skein of wool to use which I really didn't think I would have managed in the time. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about carding, spinning, plying etc. The day was great fun, we laughed pretty much the whole day and am now inspired to carry on and perfect what I have learnt.

- - #1341

I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive at the beginning of the day. I had once briefly attempted spinning and was convinced that it just could not be done! How wonderful to be proved so wrong. Theresa was amazingly patient and explained and demonstrated the techniques. There was plenty of opportunity for one-to-one tuition if we got into a muddle and I was confident at the end of the day that I could set up a spinning wheel and get going on my own. What was especially rewarding for me was that I was able to see some wool from one of my own fleeces through every process from the raw fleece to the finished skein of wool. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Tremendously enjoyable. Inspiring. Thoroughly recommend this course.

- - #1296

What a fabulous day! As promised, we quickly learnt how to card fleece, spin it on the wheel and then ply it; resulting in our very own skein of wool ready to knit! Theresa was so helpful and patient and the atmosphere was very happy and relaxed. The homemade cake was also excellent along with plenty of opportunities for tea, coffee, juice or sparkling water! I would happily recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn how to produce yarn on a spinning wheel. Theresa was also a fund of knowledge in relation to fleece preparation, spinning wheel maintenance and where to go for essential spinning paraphernalia.

- - #1283

Really enjoyed the day so much having learnt how to spin in a very pleasant environment, with a brilliant teacher. Having borrowed a wheel, I been practicing which is wonderful. I don't think there's anything to improve on with the workshop, it was excellent.

- - #1277

I recently attended this course with Theresa at Spotty Pig Farm and had an absolutely wonderful time.

As a complete novice, I have no experience with spinning or even knitting! Theresa is a very patient and knowledgable teacher, as well as making excellent company. This course presents great value and I have no hesitation is recommending it.

The course itself was very well organised, comprehensive and conducted in a beautiful setting. There were also plenty of cakes and tea/coffee on hand (fuel is important!). Some of the topics we covered include fleece selection and preparation, carding, spinning and plying. As a result of this course, I feel that I have gone from knowing absolutely nothing about spinning to having an excellent foundation to build upon and I hope to purchase my first wheel soon!

Thank you for so much for a lovely day.

- - #1264

Excellent day. Theresa was very patient and helpful. A huge amount of fun and lots of laughter. Feel inspired to continue. Thank you.

- - #801

What a fantastic day! Teresa made me feel very welcome. We covered a lot of ground, but there was still plenty of time to practice. Teresa answered all of my questions about the yarns, spinning and carding and was very knowledgeable on all aspects, including breeds of sheep. I would definitely recommend this day to anyone wanting to learn to spin.

- - #662

This spinning course was amazing! Theresa was extremely knowledgable of all different kinds of sheep and their wool. She was able to help answer any questions I had about wool and spinning. Theresa is a fantastic teacher. I would recommender her for anyone who wants to learn how to spin.

- - #593

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