Drop Spindle

Spinning Courses

I offer private tuition in hand-spinning, and also give courses in various venues, including special events.

Some of the things we cover:

History of spinning

Animals that are kept for fibre

Plants that are used for fibre

Sourcing animal fibres ethically

Looking at a sheep’s raw fleece

Washing and preparing the fibres ready for spinning

Carding the fibres – hand carders and drum carders

Spinning the fibres into various types of yarn

Different methods of spinning including:

Finger-spinning

Drop-spindle – various types

Various spinning wheels

Designing knitwear with the yarn in mind

Designing the yarn with a project in mind

Spinning Wheel Called 'Trevor'