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Spin Away Weekend
10/02/2017 - 12/02/2017£150
Spin Away Weekend retreat for spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters and felters at the light, warm and spacious Visitor Centre at Loddington. Designed for those with some knowledge of their craft, this could be a weekend to Dye for. Or the perfect answer to a those just Dying for a weekend away. Plenty of peace and space to enjoy woolly things such as spinning, machine/hand knitting, felting, weaving or dyeing fibre and yarn. Bring your own wheel, loom, dyes or equipment or borrow from Spinningschool.
The purpose is freedom to enjoy, not tuition, although help may be available. Time to be inspired and enjoy and complete a project, or explore new woolly things, with woolly people in a really inspirational setting. Borrow looms, wheels, equipment for dyeing, blenders, carders, if arranged in advance at no extra cost. Enjoy your own – spacious – workspace with large tables and comfortable upholstered chairs where you can get completely absorbed in doing what you really want to do, or take a wine break and await further inspiration!
The weekend includes meals, so there is no need to break off at that crucial creative moment. Fee for the weekend is £150 which includes food and use of equipment. Set up on Friday evening then sit back, relax and enjoy. You can see Longwool sheep grazing in the surrounding paddock and the bird feeders attract some wonderful sights such as the two bullfinches that turned up to Woolly day last time. A privilege to see such rare sights – all just a few feet from the door!
Accommodation can be with Frances at Loddington Grange (see accommodation on events tab to view rooms) or stay at nearby Launde Abbey, Belton House, or any of the many options there are in this lovely rural area. Breakfast at your accommodation, or at the visitor centre. So many choices. So much fun.