Beginner's spinning workshop in the Lake District

Using the wheel


This workshop will teach you to spin using an Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel. You will use Texel fibre which is a British fibre, processed in Yorkshire.

During the day you will learn how to prepare the fleece; how to card fibre; and how different breeds of sheep affect your spinning.

You will then spend the day spinning your own skein of handspun yarn to take away with you.

Cathy and Jessamy, your tutors, love sharing their passion for colour, textiles and craft. They teach widely throughout the North of England. By practicing the crafts of spinning, and weaving, they help to keep these traditional skills alive.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of the wheel, refreshments and a two course lunch are included in the price.

We continue to monitor the Covid19 situation and will follow Government guidelines.

We do not offer accommodation at Hare Hill Barn but being in the Lake District there is a wide range of places on offer locally from camping to Michelin Star!


Vanda Lambton at Hare Hill Barn


Hare Hill Barn
Cartmel Fell
Grange over Sands
LA11 6NZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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