Tag: art yarn

The Joy of Socks

The joy of socks is all-embracing. Someone asked me the other day if I ever wear anything I have spun? Well Yes,I do. And so do lots of other people too. Mostly it is socks; from the joy of spinning, through knitting and wearing them or, better still, giving them to someone I love to […]

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Summer school for all who love wool

summer school for all who love wool, any skill level. Knit socks, spin sock yarn, dye yarn, felt fleece.

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Wool to Eternity – a Summer School for all who love wool, any skill level

‘Wool to Eternity’ a Summer School for all who love wool, any skill level or none at all – Spin, Knit, Felt, Dye. A three day summer break that will feel like heaven. Three professional teachers who love what they do, guarantee fun and success for anyone who loves wool, from complete beginners to those who […]

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Dye your own sock yarn or stash

Dye your own sock yarn or stash at my workshop at Knuston Hall in the Practical room – lower car park. Be inspired. Try out as many Ashford and WoW acid dyes as you like. Work on your own, or with as much help and inspiration as you need. Bring or buy Buy scrumptious undyed […]

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The van that can

Dye and spin silk hankies

dye and spin silk hankies

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Spin on a great wheel, make batts, try a blending board, have a great day out

Spin on the great wheel, make batts, try a blending board at the studio, Albany lodge/ Or just bring your wheel and have a spinning day out. From Beginner to Bored this is a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds…! Working at home can’t […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

Spinners, weavers day of lovely woolliness and make a felt bowl.All you need is a pinny, towel, some bubble wrap and merino or BFL tops in nice colours if you have any – but don’t worry if not as Jackie at Purlwise has kindly offered to bring her stash of lovely coloured tops so you […]

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Rainbow dyeing

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 […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

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 […]

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Dyeing fleece

Dyeing fleece, an essential technical and creative skill, along with fibre choice, colour skills, spinning technique and yarn architecture, is a basic element of yarn design and a sure way to lift the spirits! Dyeing is with Ashford Dye and the technique is called rainbow dyeing and described in the book. The curly fleece is […]

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Spinning locks

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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Dye workshop

Dye workshop in my studio came up with a whole range of fibres in toning colours to be spun into yarn for a Shetland Hap. My pupil dyed all these colours in the studio workshop – a one to one learning zone where mistakes are not  failure or wrong, simply part of the learning experience. […]

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Dyeing with complementary colours a new workshop

Dyeing with complementary colours a new workshop Dyeing with complementary colours a new workshop takes place at Knuston Hall on Wednesday this week. Dyeing is always fun and doing something different even more fun. This new workshop is a chance to find or discover a few things for yourself. – see Events  If you can’t […]

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Rainbow Dyeing – Knuston Hall

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 […]

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Mohair locks and Blue faced Leicester top

Mohair locks and blue faced leicester top went into this yarn made by Jane who attended my lBeginners Long Draw day at  Knuston on 6th September. “Inspired by your session at Knuston last week, I made a skein using the lovely dyed curls carded  into some blue faced Leicester top. After spinning, I plied using […]

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Art yarn coils and boucle Knuston

Art yarn coils and boucle 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 […]

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Dyeing for a weekend

Dyeing for a weekend is a development  of my workshops at Loddington.  See Events page .A day is just not enough, so I am currently planning my first weekend SpinAway Retreat there from 10-12th February for spinners, weavers, felters and dyers.   Although you may be DYING for a weekend away, you don’t have to DYE all the […]

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Dyeing and spinning silk

Dyeing and spinning silk workshop had an interesting event when a candidate who had never spun before spun this silk and an Ashford traditional wheel. She watched the demonstration about how to spin a long worsted draw  – yes, a long worsted draw, not two inches  but a satisfying long arms length worsted draw! – and […]

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first wednesday workshop

Art Yarn coils and boucle

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. […]

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Twist workshop

Twist workshop. Learn how to tell the difference and how to Andean, Navajo and novelty ply. Y spin Z? Why do we normally spin Z and not S? Can you tell the difference? What is Andean plying or Navajo plying? And which does one use when, and why?  All these questions will be answered in […]

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