Wheel Bracelets a unique new way to secure spinning wheels

By | 2018-03-29T20:38:29+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

Wheel bracelets a unique new way to secure spinning wheels for transport or when not in use are now available in my shop. These high quality handmade bracelets from Celtic Leathers (Wales) prevent the flyer falling off or thread getting into a tangle on Ashford Traditional and other wheels which [...]

Life changes

By | 2017-09-03T12:46:14+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Life Changes Life changes and change is about the only certainty in life - and with bereavement comes massive change. And unexpected pleasures. I commissioned this headstone from the Cordazzo Kindersley workshop in Cambridge. It was fixed in place on Monday 21st August. It brings me enormous pleasure.  The stone is perfect, my [...]

Van on fire at Woolly day

By | 2015-09-27T16:09:09+00:00 September 27th, 2015|

Van on fire at Woolly day could have been a total disaster. After a lovely day it was all packed up like the tardis with Chris and Mike helping: its only a small van but contained Great wheel, exhibition stand, Molly my beloved wheel made by James Williamson in 1991, [...]

Summer school

By | 2015-08-16T09:41:27+00:00 August 16th, 2015|

Summer school started with spinning long draw and worsted techniques followed by practice on Silk, Suri Alpaca and Mohair locks on Monday and Tuesday - when over twenty people attended. It has been the happiest time, lots of photos taken and even paintings in a little book - [...]

Golden Fleece Blending Boards at Fibre East

By | 2015-07-22T10:43:23+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|

Golden Fleece Blending boards will be demonstrated for the first time on the SpinningSchool Stand in the Cotswold tent at Fibre East. To celebrate this, my first, trade stand we will be giving away £5 off vouchers to the first 100 visitors to Spinningschool's Have a Go stand in the [...]

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 [...]