We will start with the ancient craft of finger-spinning, work on different types of drop-spindle and then when you’re ready, practise on a spinning wheel.
We will also learn a little about the history and background of the production of textiles.
Each student will learn and progress at their own pace, and so need not attend every session; however, each session will include a different theme.
- Different types of wool and breeds of sheep;
- Different types of drop-spindle;
- Different types of spinning wheel;
- Plant fibres;
- Different animal fibres;
- Fleece preparation
- Art and other yarns
- The history of spinning yarn
- The social history of spinning
The sessions will run on Saturdays from 1 till 5pm
Maximum number of students 4
Aged 16 or over
Price £49 per person inc. refreshments
The first session includes:
1 pack of wool
1 basic drop-spindle
1 student diary
An information folder
Certificate of Attendance
We hope to see you at one of our courses soon!