Spinning from Scratch

Sat 27 November 10am - 4pm

£49/£46(c) • Friends £47/£44(c)
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Here’s a brilliant introduction to hand spinning wool on a spinning wheel with the wonderful Wendy McNamee! With all equipment and local Charolais fleece supplied, just bring your interest and enthusiasm. During the session, you’ll get to know the workings of a spinning wheel, how to prepare fleece for spinning and then off you go; spinning and plying the fleece into yarn! Come and enjoy this timeless, therapeutic and practical skill whose history stretches back over generation upon generation. Wendy has been a prolific and passionate knitter for many years and after crafting her first drop-spindle some time ago she’s never looked back and these days she’s all about the spinning! She’s a massive fan of “slow fashion” – taking the raw fleece, washing and preparing it for spinning, only then transforming it into a wearable piece of clothing!

Limited Spaces Available for a relaxed and intimate workshop!

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