summer school for all who love wool, any skill level. Knit socks, spin sock yarn, dye yarn, felt fleece.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
spinning locks of curly fleece or angora is easy with my supported method. spin and dye two 50 grams skeins in a day.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dyeing, dyeing, dyeing. Its difficult to stop once you start. Had a great time on Tuesday at Loddington with Ashford dyes, using different colours in the same dye pot. People brought their own hand spun yarn as well as using mohair locks, and merino/bamboo mix. The acid dyes don’t work on plant fibres so the […]
Natural dye workshop: dyeing with weld, indigo, and madder with Judy Hardman. Judy is amusing, practical, straightforward and very inspiring. Dye your own handsup skeins under her expert tuition. Weld and Madder have been chosen for their excellent lightfast properties – as well as availability. While skeins are mordanting we will do some indigo dyeing and later-on […]
Dyeing for art yarn. Dye your own skeins, balls or yarn, or tops with quick and easy acid dyes and experiment with primary, complementary and analgous colours in the same dye pot. Course includes 50 gms Mixed merino Tops and use of Ashford, Landscape and World of Wool dyes but please bring your own dye pot if you […]
Double weave book took just two days to complete – including the weaving. It is woven on a Knitters Loom with 2nd heddle on 7.5 reeds. Half the warp and all of the weft is in my yarn in spun on a drop spindle on the river Nene last year – see Water Yarn blog […]