Hand Spinning for Beginners

6 April 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An ideal workshop for those looking to have a go at hand spinning or to get more confident with their technique.

On the day we will be preparing sheep fleece and using both a drop spindle and a wheel to make yarn.

Please note the workshop will be split equally across two sessions so everyone has the same amount of time on a wheel (as there are only 3). Please feel free to bring your own wheel or drop spindle if you wish (and make a note on the booking form – thank you).

You will have the oppertunity to experience the different qualities of at least two rare breeds  – Manx Loaghtan and Hebredian (from a small flock near Bury St Edmunds) and hopefully some local Wensleydale (very long and also rare breed) as well.

We will be using wool ‘in the grease’ (unwashed), so be prepared to get a bit sheepy!

All materials and a homemade 2 course farm lunch from the Bakery included as well as refreshments throughout the day.