Workshop Dates & Bookings
COVID 19 restrictions
Due to the ongoing situation, we have decided to re-open following strict guidelines to maintain the health and comfort of everybody. More information will be given at the time of booking but please ask if you have any questions. I shall now only be able to accommodate two students for each workshop. Please follow the booking information below. Thank you.
How To Book
Due to the restrictions of COVID 19 at this time, you will need to email first to register your interest in the date. A strict order of enquiries will be maintained and a place will be reserved for 3 days during which time a booking form will be forwarded to you to secure your booking. If your preferred date is not available you will be offered the next available date. We believe this arrangement to be the easiest and most fair way to offer the limited dates and we look forward to hearing from you.
We would be delighted if you could join us. Just get in touch as places book up quickly. Other dates may be available so please just ask if the listed dates do not suit you.
Hand Spinning Workshops for Beginners
Have you ever watched a hand spinner happily spinning soft wool into gorgeous yarns and wanted to give it a go, or felt that your knitting, crochet or weaving could be even more creative if you could spin your own yarns? Then this workshop is for you. If you have spun before and want to re-visit a forgotten skill then here is the chance to fulfil it straight away.
Our one day spinning workshops are relaxed and fun and are aimed at beginners but also suitable as a refresher. Covers all aspects of this enchanting and addictive skill.
2 Day Hand Spinning Workshop
Why not take some valuable 'me time' to learn a new skill. The workshop will take place in our spinning barn on our smallholding in Norfolk, complete with a cosy log burner to ensure a relaxing couple of days. You will be able to meet our gorgeous Rare Breed sheep who will kindly be providing some of your wool to work with on the day.
This 2 day workshop is aimed at beginner spinners but is equally suited to those looking for a refresher. You will learn the whole process from preparation to spinning to creating your very own skeins of yarn to take home. There will be a general programme to work to however this can be adapted depending on the needs of those attending. Crafts are just not meant to be prescriptive!
2 Day Workshop Exploring Worsted and Woollen Spinning
If you are a hand spinner who like many, is a little unclear on the difference between worsted and woollen spinning then this two day workshop is for you. It has been designed to clarify and explore the differences between worsted and woollen spinning spending a full day on each.
You will have the opportunity to card and comb a variety of fleeces including our very own North Ronaldsay and Icelandic, to determine the most appropriate way of processing each. By the end of the workshop you will have at least two fabulous skeins of yarn to take home to knit, crochet or just admire!