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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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Christmas Day for Spinners

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

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Improve your spinning at knuston hall

Improve your spinning

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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first wednesday workshop

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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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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Beginner spinner news:

This is a BIG THANK YOU to you all at Summer School! Val and I found these beautiful feathers in one of my fields = inspiration! We acquired a Jacob fleece at the Summer School and I had an intro to flick carding at Knuston Hall, so my half of the Jacob got flick carded […]

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Long draw spinning demonstration and talk at Leicester Guild this Saturday

I am giving a long draw spinning demonstration and talk at the Leicester Guild this Saturday  – spinning on the new Kiwi Superflyer, Country Spinner, Charka, e-spinner, Joy with Freedom flyer as well as my beloved double band drive Leicester Wheel made by James Williamson in 1981. Yesterday I received this lovely email from Jane Radford […]

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Hand spun and woven rug.

Jane completes a Manx Loachtan

Jane inspired us all last week with this Manx Loachtan rug; it was spun on the Country Spinner and then woven on a peg loom. Glorious.

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Two drop spindlers

These two young men soon got to grips with the drop spindle at Open Farm Sunday- and bought one each!

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Open Farm Sunday

I will be spinning at Open Farm Sunday -A great day out for all the family, tractor rides, lunch, local produce for sale and lots of things to see and do on the farm – Bees, Leicesterlongwools, Hens, Alpaca, as well as the Spinning Demonstration

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Weaving Retreat -Colours to Dye for

A new weaver plans to use this log as her inspiration and thought she may have to do some dyeing but  we have yarns, and colours to suit everyone …..

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Long draw spinning straight from the fleece

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Batts for art yarn…

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ready for Leicester long wool

Ruth is learning to spin raw fleece ready for when her Leicester long wool sheep are shorn in June, she plans to make rugs on the peg loom. There was plenty of help at Woolly day

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At Woolly day in March…

Julia was spinning a lovely art yarn at Woolly Day last Saturday – the colours are set off agains her new Ashford wheel

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