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February 2017

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…

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March 2017

Art yarn coils and boucle Knuston

01/03/2017 –09:30 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£40.00
first wednesday workshop

Art yarn coils and boucle Keeping the curls in Wensleydale Art yarn coils and boucle are a great deal of fun in the long days when it is still too cold to be in the garden and there the daffodils aren't brightening things up yet. Mixing colours and fibres and structures in an endless variety guarantees you will make something quite unique and lovely too. Most people are amazed at what they produce at these workshops. Fibre, and specialist wheels…

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Woolly Day

25/03/2017 –10:30 - 16:30
Loddington – Allerton Project Visitor Centre,, Loddington
Leicester, Leicestershire LE7 9XE United Kingdom
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£10.00
choose a fleece for handspinning

Woolly Day Chris Smith has kindly offered to give a short talk about  dowsing immediately after lunch - he will explain what it is, how it is done, and illustrate his talk with handouts about the history of it. We will get to see some of the tools used for its many, varied applications too.- apparently about 25 % people can dowse and the same number can’t. The talk is free and optional. Woolly Day is held on the fourth Saturday…

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April 2017

Mindfulness and meaning for spinners and weavers -Knuston Hall

05/04/2017 –10:00 - 16:00
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£50.00
secrets of inspiration loddington

Mindfulness and meaning for spinners and weavers Overview: day course at  Knuston Hall. Discover the pathway designers use to create their unique work - a subject not taught very often!  Learn how artists extract  elements such as structure, form, colour and texture to uncover the catalysts that shape their work. In this course you will find out how to use artistry to create something more than fibre, twist and weave can do on its own. Learn the basic steps in the…

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Spin Wool and Alpaca Yarn

28/04/2017 –18:00 - 30/04/2017 –16:00
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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spin wool and alpaca yarn

Spin Wool and Alpaca Yarn Learn to spin wool and alpaca yarn, silk yarn and how to select the best fibres for handspinning and what to avoid. Learn traditional long draw, woollen and worsted techniques on a traditional spinning wheel. Make at least one skein of yarn. Understand the principles of yarn design and qualities of a good yarn. Learn how to maintain and use a traditional spinning wheel, hand carders, skeiner, niddy noddy, lazy kate. And learn how to wash finish and present…

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September 2017

Improve your spinning

06/09/2017 –10:00 - 16:30
Knuston Hall, Irchester
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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£45.00
Improve your spinning at knuston hall

Improve your spinning and enjoy some quality time at Knuston Hall with a supportive group of unassuming spinners, weavers and dyers who just love what they do.

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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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