The Spinning Barn

Contact name: Theresa George
Total bookings
about 9 years
with CraftCourses

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English Longdraw hand spinning
Next date: Aug 16th
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Hand Spinning Success Online Course
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Hand spinning workshops - Norfolk
Next date: Aug 18th
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Laceweight Hand Spinning Workshop
Next date: Aug 16th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
5 Jul 22'

Steph reviewed: Hand spinning workshops - Norfolk

"Really great experience. Practical experience as well as technical knowledge to get me started with spinning."

The Spinning Barn responded:

" Thank you so much for your review Steph. It was lovely to meet you and your mum and to help you on your spinning journey. Keep up the good work! Theresa"

1 Jul 22'

Teresa reviewed: Hand spinning workshops - Norfolk

"I absolutely loved my day at Theresa's spinning workshop - she has a great venue which added to the enjoyment on the day. By the time I left at the end of the day, Theresa had covered a lot of ground for a beginner spinner like myself with plenty of time to practice also. The homemade cake was great too! I highly recommend Theresa as she is a great teacher with plenty of patience and positive encouragement."

The Spinning Barn responded:

" Thank you so much for your review Teresa, it is really appreciated. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your day, and the cake! I really hope that continue to spin and fit your new skills into your lifestyle. Keep me informed! Theresa x"

5 May 22'

Melanie Homewood reviewed: Hand spinning workshops - Norfolk

"I really enjoyed my day at the spinning barn. I had never spun before and was delighted to be lead through the whole process from fleece to useable yarn. Theresa is a very knowledgeable and careful teacher. I'm looking forward to really getting going with my spinning and revisiting the spinning barn when I'm ready for the next set of skills."

The Spinning Barn responded:

" Thank you so much for your review Melanie. It was such a pleasure to teach you and I am very excited to see how you progress in the future. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Theresa"

30 Nov 21'

Stephen Thomas reviewed: Hand spinning workshops - Norfolk

"My wife and I attended a days spinning course at the Spinning Barn. My wife attended a course several years ago but has not really used the wheel since. I thought I would give it a go during lock down last year. I got so far but the skeins I was producing were far from consistent and not really fit for crocheting or knitting. I knew I needed to do a face to face course. After reading the reviews for the spinning barn, we decided we would book a course. Upon arrival Theresa was very friendly and welcoming, and even Teddy (her lovely dog) made us feel at home. Teddy took up his place in front of the fire as Theresa looked over my lock down results and assessed my drum carded batts an spun skeins. Though she was very compliantly on my solo effort, she quickly spotted what I had done wrong and it was poor prep work and drafting technique. She started us on the hand carders whilst explaining how it should be done. We spent the next hour producing rolags, improving our technique which each one. When we had a basket full, we then started on the wheels. We started by just peddling the spinning wheels to get our tempo, then introduced a lead and practiced feeding. Once Theresa was happy with that we then got onto the actual spinning. The day was very well organised and Theresa worked at our pace. Making sure we understood each step before moving onto the next. We both produced a skein of wool and when compared to what I had produced before hand, it was a 1000% improvement and I think I will be able to make something from this skein. Overall an excellent day with first rate tuition. We had many questions, which Theresa answered thoroughly. Once we have mastered what we learnt today, we will definitely be looking at booking another course."

The Spinning Barn responded:

" Thank uou so much for such a wonderful review. It makes what i do so worthwhile when i hear how happy students are. Your spinning in lockdown obviously paid off and introduced you a whole new world of craft. I am always on hand to offer support and it would be great to see you for another course in the future. Keep up the good work. Theresa and Teddy!"

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