Dates for next year are still provisional but we hope to see you soon
A relaxing creative day to take your spinning to the next level.
This is suitable for new spinners or those who wish to improve their spinning.
(My beginning spinning course may be more suitable if you have never tried spinning before
or I have one hour zoom sessions on beyond the basics)
We will look at
Wheels - understanding your wheel and how to adjust to spin different yarns
Fibre - preparation and how to spin a consistent yarn
Course will include time to trouble shoot your spinning and explore areas of interest
Course starts 9.30am
Course finishes 4pm
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Loan of wheel if required
A selection of fibres
Equipment for preparation of fibre
Plenty of tea, coffee and cake
A goodie bag of fibres to take home
Please bring a packed lunch
6 hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
Cath's preparation for this two day course was exemplary. We were housed in a safe and comfortable environment which must have taken a good deal of time and effort to prepare.
During the course Cath shared her knowledge and skill with us in preparing and spinning a large variety of silks and luxury fibres. The pace was satisfyingly brisk covering a wide range of information and techniques that I look forward to putting into practice at home.
One unexpected and pleasing outcome of the course was that each of us came away with a large selection of samples of the fibres we were introduced to. A most enjoyable and stimulating two days. Thank you Cath
Response from Beechwood Crafts:Thank you Penny
Three students and Cath Snape, our tutor worked in a spacious perfectly ventilated garden marquee. We had face visors for moments when we were closer than 2 metres so it was all very well planned.
We covered silk spinning on day one, from degumming cocoons to making and spinning from silk hankies and blending mulberry silk with other fibres. All really useful practice for understanding how to manage the long, slippy staple of silk compared with shorter fibres.
Day two was also useful for me - we were combing or carding luxury fibres from Cashmere to mohair and angora as well as alpaca in order to blend with other fibres. It really helped me to establish the rules about fibre preparation in relation to staple length, then what technique to use for spinning the fibre. We still had time for refreshments and lunch break, comparing our interests and experiences within our own Guilds of York and Durham.
Response from Beechwood Crafts:thanks Averil, it was lovely to see you and have your enthusiasm contributing to the course.
I have just attended the next steps in spinning course with Beechwood Crafts. This is my second class with them. Cath the tutor was very welcoming and the relaxing setting put me at ease. She is enthusiastic and encouraging and has taught me to spin and now is helping to improve my technique and learn more about this craft. The days are always well thought out, with Cath contacting you beforehand to ascertain if there is anything you would like to focus upon. Her extensive knowledge in all things spinning comes across. I would highly recommend these courses...I have already booked another.
Response from Beechwood Crafts:Thank you Louise,