This course will introduce you to the ancient tradition of hand spinning.
You will work with alpaca fibre, a beautifully soft, strong natural fibre that makes wonderful yarn for either knitting or weaving.
You will learn how to assess a good alpaca fleece and the correct carding technique to suit the fleece and type of yarn you want to produce.
Alpaca fleece is a lovely fibre to work with, we breed for colour and fineness in our herd and have many varied fleeces for you to choose from.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
I have spinning wheels which you are welcome to use but if you have your own wheel please do bring it with you if possible as we all get to know the idiosyncrasies of our own wheels! Tea, coffee and herbal teas are available in the yurt and I provide a simple vegetarian soup for lunch.
Classes are limited to 3 students, making this course excellent for beginners as each student is able to access any guidance they may need.
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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