Two day spinning on a spinning wheel with natural fibres

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Description

Hand spinning tuition from my beautiful workshop just outside the Exmoor town of Wiveliscome. Join me to explore natural fibres and learn to spin fleeces from our flock of rare breed sheep. Using a spinning wheel, learn to spin, ply and finish your very own yarn. We will also explore plant fibres and learn about the sheep breeds and sustainability. One-day (drop spindle) and two-day (spinning wheel) workshops are available for individuals and small groups. The course includes fleece from my high welfare, blade shorn flock, as well as a chance to meet the sheep. If you have specific dates in mind or have any other queries please get in touch via the 'message the tutor' button.

What's included in the price?

Learn to choose the right fleece for your project Carding and combing Spinning with an Ashford traditional spinning wheel Learn about different spinning styles Plying and finishing your yarn to take home High welfare blade shorn fleeces to use during the course Opportunity to visit the HoneyWoods Flock and learn about their care

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts

Maker

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The Woven Briar

with Craft Courses since 2022

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The Woven Briar is my weaving workshop based in the rolling hills on the edge of Exmoor. Using blade shorn fleeces from my flock and harvested or foraged plant materials, I create textiles and craft materials that are fully traceable and sustainable. I offer tuition in my workshop in Ford as well as a social spinning group in Wiveliscombe. I have a flock of rare breed sheep which I keep for their beautiful and versatile fleeces, blade shorn to improve the length of fibre and the welfare of the animal. I wash, spin and weave the wool into beautiful one of a kind pieces right here on the farm, creating 100% natural, biodegradable, sustainable pieces in tune with the seasons. I also send fleeces to a fibre mill just an hour from our fields, to be made in to sliver and yarn, suitable for felting and spinning. All of our animals are grass-fed, well cared for with the highest regard for their welfare and health.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Mother's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
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Venue

Footlands Farm, Ford, Wiveliscombe, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA4 2RH