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Handspinning creative yarns

Fiona spinning on her Ashford Joy wheel

About the Course

The aim of this course is to teach you how to use a spinning wheel or drop spindle to spin a 2-ply yarn from raw fleece or prepared fibres, over two days. It's is held in my studio either using one of my wheels or bring your own. By the end of the day you should have a small 2-ply hank of yarn to take away with you.

You will learn how to choose a good fleece or good quality fibre, how to prepare it for spinning using a pair of hand carders, how to spin it into a thin or thick yarn. You will then ply together two small bobbins of your yarn and you will learn how to wash it and prepare it ready to use for knitting or weaving or other craft.

Come and have a fun day out with a small group of people. Maximum of 4 people per workshop so you get plenty of help and attention.

At the end of the day you can buy equipment and materials to carry on spinning at home.

Fiona is an Ashford dealer, selling spinning and weaving equipment as well as a small range of silk and wool fibres and cotton yarns.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A light lunch will be provided together with refreshments and home-made scones.
There's no additional charge for equipment and materials used during the course.


Fiona Nisbet at Shropshire Weavers
Withymoor Cottage
SY13 4BQ
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Suitable for

  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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