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Dye and spin silk hankies

dye and spin silk hankies

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Spin on a great wheel, make batts, try a blending board, have a great day out

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 […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

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 […]

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Rainbow dyeing

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 […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

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 […]

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first wednesday workshop

First Wednesday Workshop

A workshop for spinning, weaving and dyeing, held the first Wednesday of the Month at Knuston Hall.

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Christmas Day for Spinners

Bring your wheel and party with people who like what you like.

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Improve your spinning at knuston hall

Improve your spinning

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.

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Spin Away Weekend

Spin Away Weekend retreat for spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters and felters at the light, warm and spacious Visitor Centre at Loddington. Designed for those with some knowledge of their craft, this could be a weekend to Dye for. Or the perfect answer to a those just Dying for a weekend away. Plenty of peace and space to enjoy woolly things […]

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Dyeing for a weekend

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 […]

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weaving summer school

Weaving Summer School

Learn to weave or improve your skills on the latest folding rigid heddle looms from Ashford.

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Double weave book

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 […]

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Summer School

Summer school on Thursday was about structure in spinning and weaving. We made boucle yarn, and did lots of weaving on knitters looms.

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Weaving on Knitters Loom

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 […]

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Weaving lessons can be creative

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 […]

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Weaving on knitters loom

Weaving on Knitters Loom at Knuston Hall last weekend was a huge success – so much so that the next course will be in January. The course was for complete beginners and included candlewick, pick up sticks and colour theory.  Ruth started this piece after making her first sample – although only her second piece of work, the edges […]

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Weaving for beginners

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Long draw spinning demonstration and talk at Leicester Guild this Saturday

I am giving a long draw spinning demonstration and talk at the Leicester Guild this Saturday  – spinning on the new Kiwi Superflyer, Country Spinner, Charka, e-spinner, Joy with Freedom flyer as well as my beloved double band drive Leicester Wheel made by James Williamson in 1981. Yesterday I received this lovely email from Jane Radford […]

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Hand spun and woven rug.

Jane completes a Manx Loachtan

Jane inspired us all last week with this Manx Loachtan rug; it was spun on the Country Spinner and then woven on a peg loom. Glorious.

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Dancing JCBs

I  got my yarn twisted round the bobbin and flyer when demonstrating at Fernie Country Fair on Sunday because I was enthralled with the music and display  of these JCBs – it was superbly choreographed –

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