Learn the Basics of Spinning
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About this course

This is a one day practical, friendly workshop where you will be guided through the basic steps of learning to spin wool.  This is hands-on individual tuition with a small group of students.

What will I learn?

The day will include an introduction to various fleeces and general background information.  You will learn about teasing, carding and spinning using a spindle and also a wheel.

Entry requirements

There  are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, assessment and qualifications

There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

Although there will be some equipment to use, you will find it very helpful if you can bring any of the following items:

  • Fleece
  • Carders
  • Spindle
  • Spinning Wheel

Please also bring an A4 ring binder with plastic pockets, to hold your samples and tutor handouts, and a notebook and pen.

Please bring a packed lunch and small change for tea and coffee, which is available at a small charge.

For more information contact the tutor on 01249 713292.

What could I do next?

You could enrol on one of our ten week Spin, Dye, Weave and Knit courses to develop the skills you learn.