Tag: fleece

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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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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Two peg looms at woolly day

Rachel and Jane brought their peg looms to woolly day

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Spin your own yarn – Beginners long draw

Learn the long draw technique and how to spin beautiful fibres into lovely yarn.  Wheels, wool and alpaca fibre are provided, so no previous experience or equipment is necessary. This is a relaxing and informal course led by two inspirational tutors, for beginners or spinners who want to become more accomplished and creative. Come along […]

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Woolly Day

Bring your spinning, knitting or craft and spend a day with inspiring and like-minded people in this lovely old village school hall. Bring finished items for display or some ‘work in progress’ to talk about. Enjoy a shared lunch – in the lovely clean and fully equipped kitchen, plenty of close parking and disabled access/facilities […]

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Making perfect rolags…

.. I know Making perfect rolags sounds like hard work but I plan to make it fun by mixing in a bit of colour and blending skills in Tints Tones and Shades. So, while you learn to make perfect rolags  you will see acid colours change into easy-on-the-eye sophisticated shades  and the learning won’t seem like hard work! (I want to insert a lovely […]

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Washed in the river

 The fleece came out beautifully clean – but we had to pull off some green weed…

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Spinning by the River – Washing fleece

 The grease can be seen clouding the water as soon as the fleece is submerged. We left it in the water for about two hours…..

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A old way to wash fleece….

 ..is to put it in a haynet and dunk it in the river. Spinners are always interested in new ways of washing fleece – this is new to us but it has probably been going on for hundreds of years. The only problem was it floated and had to be poked beneath the surface with […]

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An idea for your Jacob fleece

If you have a load of Jacob and don’t know what to do with it, how about making a rug like this? It couldn’t be easier and you don’t need to actually spin all of it either! Join our Rug Weaving course  March 26-29 2012. Just bring your fibre – loom will be ready to […]

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