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October 2017

Long draw spinning course

04/10/2017
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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Long draw spinning course - . Why spin 3 inches at a time when you could spin an arms length? Life's too short for anything less than long draw. It is so relaxing and satisfying to draw out a long thread and feel it stretching like chewing gum as the fibres attenuate. Thats what I love about spinning, the continuous and fluid production, sitting back in my chair and at peace with my wheel. I can never feel such joy…

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Tudor hand spinner to visit Knuston Hall Spinners

04/10/2017 –14:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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Tudor Hand spinner to visit Knuston Hall spinners at the Beginners Long draw workshop on 4th October at 2.00pm. Talk includes informal spinning demonstrations and tea  with home-made cakes at 4.00pm. Booking, only through Pam Austin's  Spinning School, is essential. This lady gives a convincing insight into what life was like for the majority of women in Elizabethan England. Much is known about the daughters and sisters and half-sisters of the House of Tudor where male relatives had ambitions for…

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November 2017

Rainbow Dyeing – Knuston Hall

01/11/2017 –10:00 - 16:35
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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Rainbow Dyeing with Ashford fast and easy to use dyes, all in the same pot at the same time. Suitable for beginners Bring your own dye pot* if you have one, and handspun skeins and create glorious rainbows of colour. Or dye  Art yarn Dyebags (containing, 120gms Merino/bamboo, luscious mohair locks and other fibres£5.00) and dye with your own choice of colours for unique Art Yarn to spin afterwards.  A great day full of inspiration and surprises. DyePot* this can be an old saucepan that…

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December 2017

Christmas Day for Spinners

06/12/2017 –10:00 - 16:00
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£60.00

Bring your wheel and party with people who like what you like.

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January 2018

Dyeing with complementary colours

03/01/2018 –10:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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dyeing with complementary colours

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April 2018

First Wednesday Workshop

04/04/2018 –10:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£45
first wednesday workshop

A workshop for spinning, weaving and dyeing, held the first Wednesday of the Month at Knuston Hall.

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May 2018

First Wednesday Workshop May

02/05/2018 –10:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£45
First wednesday workshop

First Wednesday Workshop First Wednesday workshop - spinning weaving and dyeing. A social day with something new each month and the company of a small group of kind, generous and supportive people who love wool.  During the recent snowy days I have been experimenting with dye. And made a discovery!!! I can now dye my yarn in colours like those I (used to) buy from Oliver Twist who supplies the most divine silk in my favourite sophisticated and classy shades…

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June 2018

Spinning locks

06/06/2018 –10:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£45

spinning locks of curly fleece or angora is easy with my supported method. spin and dye two 50 grams skeins in a day.

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September 2018

Indigo Dyeing for spinners at Knuston Hall

05/09/2018 –16:30 - 17:00
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£45.00

Indigo dyeing for spinners at Knuston Hall, a day out for handspinners and a chance to dye your own skein of handspun yarn, or a silk scarf, cap or hanky, or even a bobbin complete with singles thread on it. Indigo has much to recommend it as a dye; it is a natural product and will dye any fibre,there is no need for mordanting and it is said to be anti-septic and that is why the ancient Britons painted themselves…

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December 2018

Mentoring day new spinners

01/12/2018 –10:30 - 15:30
Pam’s Spinning School Studio, Albany Lodge, Stoke Albany
Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 8PS United Kingdom
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£30.00

Mentoring day for new spinners who would like a little guidance, help or inspiration to find what brings them joy in spinning. Includes vegetarian lunch, fresh fruit, coffee and drinks. Number limited to 6 pupils who want to gain insight into their own creativity, progress and skill. Bring your wheel, current project, past work and something that inspires you - Anything from a bag of fibre to a holiday photo! Book by call/text 07940839143, contact form, or email. Every spinner…

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

05/12/2018 –09:30 - 17:00
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until 05/06/2019

Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£40.00

Spinners and weavers day of lovely woolliness. Inspirational event for everyone from Beginner to Bored and a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds...! Working at home can't compete with the buzz of enthusiasm and excitement you get when others affirm your work and share their own successes and failures! We embrace failures and never use them as weapons with which to beat ourselves up; failures show us what to…

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January 2019

Rainbow dyeing

9 January 2019 –09:30 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£40.00

Rainbow dyeing and day of lovely woolliness. Bring your handspun skeins, apron and dye pot if you have one - everything else is supplied. Inspirational event for everyone from Beginner to Bored and a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds...! Working at home can't compete with the buzz of enthusiasm and excitement you get when others affirm your work and share their own successes and failures! We embrace failures…

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