HAWTHORN FIBRES BESPOKE SPINNING & WEAVING SERVICES
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
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 are included in the price
Use of a large and varied array of fibres
Please bring a packed lunch or there is a very good bakery in the village
Cost of a days individual tuition £120
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.