summer school for all who love wool, any skill level. Knit socks, spin sock yarn, dye yarn, felt fleece.
Summer School at Knuston Hall for all who love wool – any skill level. Two, three day summer breaks that will feel like heaven. Saturday 27-Monday 29 July and, Wednesday 31 July – Friday 2nd August Three days in which to Learn to Knit from scratch, or Knit socks. Learn to spin Long draw from […]
Indigo dyeing for spinners at Knuston Hall, a day out for handspinners and a chance to dye your own skein of handspun yarn, or a silk scarf, cap or hanky, or even a bobbin complete with singles thread on it. Indigo has much to recommend it as a dye; it is a natural product and […]
spinning locks of curly fleece or angora is easy with my supported method. spin and dye two 50 grams skeins in a day.
A workshop for spinning, weaving and dyeing, held the first Wednesday of the Month at Knuston Hall.
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 […]
Tudor Hand spinner to visit Knuston Hall spinners at the Beginners Long draw workshop on 4th October at 2.00pm. Talk includes informal spinning demonstrations and tea with home-made cakes at 4.00pm. Booking, only through Pam Austin’s Spinning School, is essential. This lady gives a convincing insight into what life was like for the majority of […]
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.
Spin Wool and Alpaca Yarn Learn to spin wool and alpaca yarn, silk yarn and how to select the best fibres for handspinning and what to avoid. Learn traditional long draw, woollen and worsted techniques on a traditional spinning wheel. Make at least one skein of yarn. Understand the principles of yarn design and qualities of a […]
Long draw spinning course. Why spin 3 inches at a time when you could spin an arms length? Life’s too short for anything less than long draw. It is so relaxing and satisfying to draw out a long thread and feel it stretching like chewing gum as the fibres attenuate. Thats what I love about […]
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 […]
Choosing fleece for handspinning day course at Knuston Hall. See lots of fleece and learn how to pick the best -and what to avoid – when choosing fleece for handspinning. At this time of year spinners will soon be offered all sorts of newly shorn fleece but sadly the majority of it is totally unsuitable. Spinning […]
Colour skills at Leicester Guild was a happy day yesterday. I did a mini workshop called ‘Tints, Tones and Shades – a module of my Manage-Colour-before-it-Manages-You Workshop which take place in June. Tints Tones and Shades (TTS) is a basic colour skill that is useful when you have fibre or singles that is too Vibrant, too Dull, […]
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 […]
My dear aunt has been staying for a week – she came to Woolly day on Saturday and did some weaving on the Knitters loom I had warped up for her to play with – she is a knitter but had never done any weaving before. On Monday I finished it off while demonstrating at […]
spinning wheels, flutes and clarinets .…..absolute bliss only hope this works
This is the workroom at Knuston where the Beginners Long draw course starts this Wednesday – see events. Ros(tutor) will be teaching and setting up a display. It is not too late to book – day places are still available.