Successful spinning lessons are a great joy to me. Another promising pupil is my neighbour who has her own sheep – she learned to spin on her first lesson. Like all my pupils, she learned to spin on Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) prepared tops. I always start beginners off on BFL as it is the […]
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 […]
Summer school on Thursday was about structure in spinning and weaving. We made boucle yarn, and did lots of weaving on knitters looms.
Woolly socks day this coming Saturday at Loddington LE7 9XE. Wear your woolly socks and join the photoshoot, bring your knitting, spinning, weaving or craft and treat yourself to some quality time with like minded people – and join the sock parade! You don’t have to be an expert – most people are just learning and you […]
Weaving on Knitters Loom is easy to learn – and you can see the result at Woolly Day on Saturday 22n November. Jane produced this accomplished-looking piece using natural local yarns she had bought when visiting the north and Scottish Highlands and Islands. With only one day’s experience she carefully colour matched each yarn to a […]
Weaving lessons can be creative. Just look at this first weaving by Dee. Weaving on her neat little laptop loom (12″Ashford Knitters Loom), she chose Ashford’s Tekapo yarn as the warp and weft. Tekapo is a beautifully bouncy yarn with good stretching properties – just right for the rigid heddle looms which can be warped up […]
Haphazard knitters usually held on Wednesday evenings, is a knitting group for people who want to knit but need bit of help, or just like to knit with friends. Erica, my knitting advisor (who knows more about knitting than I ever will) is on hand to help with your knitting problems and sort out messes! It […]