Course Length: Ongoing 5 week blocks
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Thursday Textiles - spinning and dyeing days
This course is aimed at novice and more experienced spinners. It runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Thursdays, in rolling 5 week blocks, by which we mean that if you start on Week 1, you will finish your block on week 5, but if you start on Week 3, your block finishes on Week 7.
The course will cover spinning, including beginner lessons, fleece choice and sorting, washing, carding, combing, spinning on a spindle and wheel spinning.
I have been teaching spinning for almost 30 years, both in the UK and overseas. I am the co-author of Creative Spinning with Alison Daykin, Gaia, 2007. I have been a tutor at the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Summer Schools and am a regular contributor to the yarn designs featured in Yarnmaker Magazine.
For those who are interested, we can include natural dyeing, using the plants from the Leewood dye garden where appropriate. In addition to the dye garden, Leewood has a splendid flock of Wensleydale sheep
The emphasis is on relaxation and enjoyment in the wonderful atmosphere of Leewood
What's included in the price?
Tea, coffee and cake are available, though if you wish to stay all day, you will need a packed lunch.
Equipment is available to use, if you do not have your own, and basic supplies of fibres are also included in the cost.