Cartmel Handspun Spinning School

Contact Name: Elaine Ware

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 since 2013. In that time people from around the world have made their way to her Lake District home to learn to spin. Although officially retired, what started as a paying hobby has turned into a new career. In 2019 Cartmel Handspun Spinning School moved into a new dedicated space - a lovely, well lit former coach house specifically converted as a spinning and weaving studio.

Courses, kits & gifts

Fleece Preparation (wool) for Hand Spinners and Felters
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(4)
Fleece Preparation (wool) for Hand Spinners and Felters
In-person course
Cumbria - Next course on 12th June 2022
£60
For those who know how to spin but need help to get from a raw fleece to something ready to spin. This one day workshop covers raw fleece selection, skirting...
From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning
Platinum AWARD
(49)
From fleece to fibre: two day course in hand spinning
In-person course
Cumbria - Next course on 21st May 2022
£175
Fun packed week-end in the Lake District National Park learning the absorbing art of hand spinning. Start out learning about fleece selection, purchase and preparation. Move on to carding on...
Hand spinning for beginners
Platinum AWARD
(87)
Hand spinning for beginners
In-person course
Cumbria - Next course on 27th March 2022
£105
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...
Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom
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Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom
In-person course
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd April 2022
£175
Hand spinners and knitters, are you wondering what to do next with your stash of skeins? Explore the wonderful world of weaving and discover the joy of working your handspun...

Reviews

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Hand spinning for beginners

In-person course
Lisa Reay - - #643

Fab course! I was a complete beginner and learned so much from Elaine's instruction. Highly recommended!

Hand spinning for beginners

In-person course
Lesley Ward - - #785

Very good day. Felt more like working with friends than being in class. Never spun before but I have now bought a wheel and have started working on my own fleeces. I feed as though I am gaining a skill and have gained a friend.


Hand spinning for beginners

In-person course
Charlotte Skelton - - #859

Brilliant! I went with no prior experience but Elaine made it easy and fun. I leanred a lot from this course and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to start hand-spinning. As there is only 2 people on a course at any one time it means that you get one to one tuition. Thoroughly enjoyable! Thanks Elaine!

Hand spinning for beginners

In-person course
Jo Hills - - #863

A super course in and idyllic setting! Elaine provided thorough instruction in a chilled environment where we could work very much at our own pace. Thanks Elaine! :)