Preparation of Fibre
Skirting and sorting a fleece
Washing the fibre
Carding the fibres with combs,
hand and drum carders
Starting to Spin
Drafting the fibres to enable easier spinning
Plying the singles together
Skeining the yarn
HAWTHORN FIBRES BESPOKE SPINNING & WEAVING SERVICES
A days course will run from 10am - 4pm with an hours break for a home made lunch
Wheels can be supplied
Handouts to support the session
All materials, refreshments and lunch is included in the price
Use of a large and varied array of fibres
Cost of a days individual tuition £150
If you would like to book a lesson please contact us
We have been spinning and weaving for over 28yrs and are the Tutors for the Cornwall Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers Two Year Foundation Courses in Spinning & Weaving
We also head the Guild's Weavers Days as well as teach newcomers to spin at Guild general meetings
Having problems with:
Trouble with Carding?
Singles too tight?
Plying too loose?
Understanding Woollen & Worsted?
Need help with the slippery plant fibres:
Bamboo, Soy, Silk?
Want to blend fibres and colour?
We offer hourly sessions to get you over these problems £20p.h
Hand Spinning has been around for centuries, unfortunately the Industrial Revolution saw the end of a thriving cottage industry,
where families relied on the craft of spinnng and weaving to support themselves.
However, there is a surging interest for people to learn the ways of the old and traditional crafts.
Creating your own hand spun yarn is satisfying, theraputic and there is a unique end product to feel good about.