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Cartmel Handspun Spinning School

Contact Name: Elaine Ware

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Cartmel Handspun Spinning School
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Cartmel Handspun Spinning School
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About Cartmel Handspun Spinning School

Elaine Ware has been spinning for nearly 60 years and teaching spinning for six. In that time people from around the world have made their way to her home to learn to spin. Although officially retired, but still running a second-hand bookshop, what started as a paying hobby has turned into a new career. Cartmel Handspun Spinning School will shortly move into a new dedicated space - the Wool Shed - a lovely well lit former coach house specifically converted as a spinning and weaving studio.

Cartmel Handspun Spinning School's Courses

Cumbria - Next course on 7th September 2019
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out in our fleece store to learn about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on a drum carder and then start to spin on drop spindle. Having mastered drafting on the drop spindle, progress to a wheel. Look at setting up a wheel and the principles of tension. Turn your prepared batts into spun singles....
Cumbria - Next course on 23rd June 2019
Hands-on practical one-day spinning course in the Lake District National Park. Covers all aspects, including fibre selection and preparation. By the end of the day you will have a working knowledge of the all the techniques necessary to go away and start spinning your own yarn. The course covers: • Fibre selection and preparation. Looking at all sorts of fleeces to find what's best for your needs • Carding and Blending fibres using a drum...