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31 Leziate Drove, Pott Row, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1DB

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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?

By thespinningbarn, Jun 13 2017 04:05PM

The Social Spinning group scheduled for Saturday 1st July will not be going ahead. After a long wait I have finally received a date to go into hospital for some treatment on 29th June and I shall be out of action for a couple of weeks. I shall however be hooked up to my laptop as usual as I'll have nothing else to do!! All enquiries will be dealt with as usual so let me know what you are all up to to keep me occupied!

I shall look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday 5th August 10am -1pm.

By thespinningbarn, May 31 2017 09:06PM

Yes it's almost here again. Saturday 3rd June sees our next social spinning get together 10am - 1pm. It woud be so good to see more of you and share our love of spinning - and cake! So if you would just like to spend some time spinning, chatting and laughing then just pop along to The Spinning Barn. You will be most welcome.

By thespinningbarn, Mar 8 2017 08:45PM

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY 1ST APRIL 10AM - 1PM £5 per person. Then the first Saturday of every month.

The Spinning Barn Social Group's first get together is approaching fast. There is still time to book your place so please let me know if you would like to join us. If you do not have a wheel I have a couple of spare ones you can borrow and plenty of fleece for you to play with too. I am looking forward to seeing you all then. Don't forget there will be cake!

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