Art Yarn

By | 2017-02-07T17:40:44+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

Art yarn is a spinners response to fibre and colour and texture, in the same way as any art is a personal response to something.  Art yarn is yarn made for the purpose of art. Not designed for a project, but created as a result of the will or personal response. The [...]

Rainbow dyeing

By | 2016-11-09T19:11:12+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

Rainbow Dyeing Workshop The Rainbow dyeing workshop at Knuston was a diverse event last week - there were weavers, felters, knitters as well as some first spinning off the bobbin - this lady wants a Joy wheel - preferably used if anyone knows of one. The workshop is repeated at Knuston [...]

Makitfair on Sunday Peterborough

By | 2015-05-07T10:14:18+00:00 May 7th, 2015|

Makitfair on Sunday will be my first exhibition at Peterborough Showground. A great place for fibre and textile artists of all sorts, lacemakers, knitters, weavers, as well as spinners.  Try the Superflyer for Big Yarn and my unique new Table Carder from Golden Fleece, for easy carding and blending.  I'll [...]

Exotic yarn from Wildweaves.co.uk

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:49+00:00 November 14th, 2014|

Exotic yarn from Wildfires of Oakham proved irresistible to spinners at SpinningSchool on tuesday- we were enthralled by Uday's talk and video about the cooperative movement in his native Nepal - we saw a video of women harvesting nettles and retting, boiling and spinning the yarn which was on sale. [...]

New Golden Fleece carders and blending boards at the Big Textile Show

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:56+00:00 September 24th, 2014|

Golden Fleece carders, blending boards and brushes will be making their UK debut on the Spinning School stand at The Big Textile Show this weekend. Also on the stand will be the new Ashford Kiwi Superflyer, spinning wheels, looms and accessories as well as local handmade and milled yarns from [...]