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The van that can

Dye and spin silk hankies

dye and spin silk hankies

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Socks with meaning

Socks with meaning make delightful gifts and now is the time to start on knitting unique Christmas gifts. These socks are called Meadow and knitted with my own art yarn. All yarn has basic elements which can be used in the design process; these are fibre, spinning method, colour and yarn structure. The fibre choice […]

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Dyeing and spinning silk

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 […]

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Silk Dyeing workshop

Silk Dyeing workshop, spinning and dyeing silk  is very satisfying as nothing takes dye like silk – just gorgeous in the true senseof the word. And spinning silk is easy as the filaments are long and don’t break so often. Silk comes in many guises and we will be using caps, hankies and rovings. As this […]

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Spin silk, alpaca and fine fibres

Spin silk, alpaca and fine fibres. A day spinning luxury fibres, enjoy Knuston’s outstanding welcome, food and comforts as well as great company. Fibre, included, bring your own wheel and fibre or try out the e-spinner, charka, quill spindle, joy with freedom flyer or genuine James Williamson wheel (free). Fibre pack includes  Silk hankies and rovings, […]

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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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Silk Hankies workshop

Silk Hankies workshop, spinning and dyeing silk hankies is very easy and very satisfying as nothing takes dye like silk – just gorgeous in the true senses of the word. And spinning silk is easy as the filaments are long and don’t break so often. As this is January it may not be possible to […]

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