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Learn to Spin on a Spinning Wheel

Learn to Spin on a Spinning Wheel

In this workshop you will discover the joy of spinning fleece on a traditional spinning wheel, taught by an experienced spinner and teacher.

Learn to Spin using a Spinning Wheel, in a small group of just 2 participants – to allow plenty of time for one to one support.

Spinning wheels are provided or bring your own wheel. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing your own wheel.

Our plan for the workshop

  • Welcome
  • Looking at why the students have chosen to learn to spin
  • Explanation of fleece – choice, variety and how to prepare fleece for spinning.
  • Demonstration of the processes in beginning to spin and hands on learning.
  • Development of skills at the level of each student.
  • Exploration of the use of different styles of spinning wheels and different fibres.
  • The next stages – how to ply and how to wash skeins to ‘fix’ the twist in the yarn.
  • Questions and where to go from here…

Tutor: Amy Ford

My name is Amy and I run Sheepish Woollens from my small sheep farm in West Wales. I started spinning over a decade ago, and since then have taught groups and individuals and provided demonstrations at many events including for the staff at Adam Henson’s  farm and at Wool Days and Open Farm Sunday events.I love the alchemy of fleece to yarn and am a huge enthusiast of both Drop Spindle Spinning and Wheel Spinning and this love ties in with my love of my sheep – I now have a flock of over thirty having started with just three 7 years ago. I particularly love the natural diversity in colour and texture of our native sheep breeds but I will happily spin many many other fibres.I am passionate about teaching Spinning as it’s such a fabulous, mindful craft with an incredible history. Whether you have sheep of your own and long to spin their fleece or would like to learn to spin the myriad of ready processed fleece now available I will work through each process with you.. with patience and good humour!I hope you can join me for this course and learn to spin. ‘

This is the first of two workshops Amy will be running at Denmark Farm this season. The second one is Discovering Spinning on a Drop Spindle workshop on Sunday 26th January 2025.

 

Fee: £65 per person 

Some fleece will be provided for the day and there will also be the opportunity to purchase extra fleece and other products  on the day – payment by cash please.

There will be maximum of 2 places, to enable more tailored support to be given to each participant.

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You may also be interested in other creative workshops at Denmark Farm. Please see our events calendar for our full list.

For accommodation during this workshop in our self-catering Eco Lodge or shared Dormitory please do get in touch to check availability.

 

Mae’r holl enillion o’n digwyddiadau a gwyliau’n cael eu hailfuddsoddi’n uniongyrchol i reoli ein gwarchodfa natur 40 erw. Diolch i chi am eich cefnogaeth a chofiwch ddod i ymweld â ni’n fuan.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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Spinning Wheel morning workshop

£65.00

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