Spinning luxury fibres

Cashmere yarn


We will spin a range of luxury fibres with different properties. Angora fibre and mohair from Angora goats are completely different but both luxurious. We will look at how to spin and blend and getting the best out of them.
By the end of the day you will have tried a number of silk preparations and spun silk fine and thick, smooth and textured.

Please bring with you:
A wheel or borrow one
Lazy kate
Spare bobbins
Packed lunch

Arrive 9.30 for welcome drink and biscuits.

12.30 lunch (bring a packed lunch).
Course finishes 4pm.

Additional costs:

Additional fibre packs to take away – individually priced.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

We will provide:
a warm welcome
a fun environment
a pack of different fibres
plenty of refreshments
Bring your own packed lunch.

Please see section above for materials you need to bring with you.


Cath Snape at Beechwood Crafts

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Beechwood House
Hull Road
Barmby Moor, York
East Riding of Yorkshire
YO42 4HR

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Teenagers


1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

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Nicki Roberts - - #38436

Cathy delivered an excellent course, she put me at ease and made the day fun and exciting. I learned many new skills from spinning art yarn and have taken the knowledge on board to practise at home. Highly recommended.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Nikki,
It was great to share my enthusiasm for art yarns with you. Thanks for coming.
best wishes

Shirley Owen - - #38421

Art Yarn Course.
What a wonderful day. Cath made us very welcome and we enjoyed the whole experience. Cath shared her wealth of knowledge on Art Yarn and we learnt different techniques. It was clear that much preparation had gone into getting ready for the day. We achieved a lot learning from Cath and spinning different art yarn techniques. Cath demonstrates and describes very clearly. I would highly recommend this course. The location was easy to find and the craft room was very light and comfortable. A brilliant day and there was cake too😀
Looking forward to having a copy of Cath’s book when published.

Response from Beechwood Crafts:

Thank you Shirley,
It was lovely to meet you and such fun to share my love of colour and spinning.
best wishes

Louise Rudderforth - - #28177

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,
It has been a pleasure to teach you and to see how well you are developing your skills. I look forward to seeing you again soon

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