Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Individual half day courses are offered during the week or a weekends to suit your schedule and cost £84 including all the materials and tools you will need. Just get in touch to book your personal session. Group lessons are also available upon request.
The techniques you will learn are; fleece preparation, carding, combing/hackle blending, drop spindle & spinning wheel spinning, plying, and yarn finishing. I will help you navigate through the two traditional spinning methods of Worsted and Woollen spinning which will include the two traditional fibre preparations of Combing and Carding.
What's included in the price?
All tools and fibre are included in the course fee. Tea, coffee, and cakes are happily supplied throughout your lesson. After your lesson, you can visit my herd of alpacas which will eagerly accept a slice of apple or banana!
This is a great course for a complete beginner. Mia gives background information and history of spinning and slowly introduces different basic techniques. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to try out key methods. Mia supports the learning and goes at your own pace, hands-on learning allows you to practice each step . At the end I went away with my mind buzzing and itching to get practising. I look forward to practising at home and developing a new skill !
I read Mia's reviews and they triggered me into contacting her. I was pleasantly surprised by her prompt response to my inquiry. And I was not disappointed when I attended a half day course with her. I found Mia to be attentive and patient with my queries. I enjoyed hearing about the construction of the fibres, what happens when the fibre is pulled, combed and carded; the various ways of spinning the fibres and then the plying of the fibres. I felt thoroughly inspired throughout my time with Mia. I also got to meet the alpacas and we even ate our lunch with them! What cuties they are! Mia also showed me how to care for my wheel, which I greatly appreciated. Finally, Mia offered support by e mail with any queries that I may have in the future. I want to go back for another course with Mia to learn a few more things about spinning and using fibres in other ways. I've had a great time and I will thoroughly recommend Mia to my friends who are interested in spinning. A BIG thank you Mia!
Mia is a great teacher, I had some knowledge of spinning, but needed a refresher. I learnt a lot, Mia is a font of knowledge, which she imparts in an easy and friendly way. She explained and demonstrated several techniques, I came away truly inspired! I would highly recommend Mia to anyone, from beginner upwards. Inspirational!
Mia explained fleece preparation, spinning and plying in a logical way for me as a beginner to understand the principles and feel confident to give it a go. Mia was welcoming and answered my questions patiently. I would have liked a bit more time to practise the spinning technique and look forward to my next lesson with Mia in the future. Mia offered assistance by email and also gave sources of other information for support in the meantime.
I thoroughly enjoyed my spinning lesson with Mia. Mia is an excellent teacher very knowledgeable. The lesson was very well tailored to what I wanted to learn and was set in a lovely workshop with a very friendly atmosphere. I learned loads and I now feel confident and inspired to put it all into practice. Thank you