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TEL: 01553 630538 / 07930605578 Email: email@example.com
31 Leziate Drove, Pott Row, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1DB
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By thespinningbarn, Dec 29 2018 02:53PM
Take a peep at our SHOP to view our fabulous hand crafted (by James!) drum carder. This will enable you to produce large batts of fluffiness with ease. Any questions? You know where we are. Please take a moment to like and share and spread our exciting news. Thank you
By thespinningbarn, Nov 15 2018 06:41PM
If you are looking for an unusual gift this Christmas, or indeed for any special occasion, then look no further. A hand spinning workshop is suitable for anybody who has always yearned to learn how to spin wool into a totally unique yarn, or as a refresher to just get going again. This gift offers the chance to learn, relax and create skils that will last a lifetime. All equipment and materials are included. Just pop over to our shop to buy online or give me a call. I'm here to help.
By thespinningbarn, Nov 5 2018 08:58AM
Hopefully most of you know that I run workshops to teach others the wonderful art of hand spinning but just why is that? It is often said that one should never make a hobby one’s business or the enjoyment will be lost.
By thespinningbarn, Oct 8 2018 04:24PM
This is a question that I am frequently asked, however the answer isn't always what one expect to hear. I don't particularly knit and my crochet skills are painful to watch, so just why do I do it?
By thespinningbarn, Aug 23 2017 06:51PM
I have always felt very strongly that the wool from my gorgeous North Ronaldsay sheep should remain as natural as possible when I spin it, however I have recently started to be aware that there really is only a certain amount of fawn or grey garments one can realistically wear. During one of my social spinning groups recently we were all enthralled by the vibrant colours that one of our members had dyed herself so I decided to bite the bullet and immediately ordered some dye powders fully intending to just give it a go but not really expecting to enjoy it. Well I am the first to admit when I may be wrong and I am pleased to admit that my mind has somewhat been changed and I now find myself thoroughly enjoying the whole dye process and seeing just what colour combinations I can come up with. My kitchen often radiates the aroma of vinegar and my poor husband is never sure whether I am cooking up more chutney or just another batch of wool but he always checks before sneaking a taste! My first inspiration came to me when I was enjoying a much needed cuppa in the garden and had the time to notice those vibrant colours of pinks, purples and blues dancing in the sunshine. So that set the scene for my first experiments into dyeing, and my Summer Garden colourway, and I have to admit that I am hooked and finding a new lease of spinning life. So what of my fawns and greys then I hear you ask. Dont despair. These amazing little sheep have been with us since the Iron Age and I shall certainly be championing their delights but who knows, I may just slip in a little bit of embellishment to jazz things up.
So tell me, what are your favourite colours to spin? Are you a devoted naturals or dazzling dyed lover?
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