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Beginners introduction to using a spinning wheel

Beginners introduction to using a spinning wheel

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This is an introductory 2  hour beginners class to spinning yarn using a wheel.

This is a class for suitable for individuals who wish to gain material insight into the process of spinning. Each student is given one-to-one support and their own wheel to use during the session, and will be able to take away a ball of their own, single ply, hand-spun yarn at the end.

All materials will be supplied. Registration is limited to 2 participants. 

This workshop is led by Judith Read

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kim Barton
Goes too quickly

I joined Judith on her spinning course today. Although I had bought a wheel last year and tried to learn via YouTube videos, it is not the same as having someone by your side. Judith bought a selection of batts for us to try ( my favourite was the Dorset Jacob) and showed us how to draft, how to join and of course, to spin. I learnt that what I thought were flaws when I had spun some batts at home was all part of the joy of spinning your own yarn.
Judith is patient and knowledgeable and I would recommend anyone who wants to learn to spin (or like myself, had tried to learn from videos) attend one of her classes.
( If Judith should do another course for intermediate spinners, I would book myself on it without hesitation)

Beginners spinning workshop

A spur of the moment booking whilst on holiday near Crediton, but what a wonderful workshop. I had a fabulous morning learning the basic skills, trying different types of fleece and different types of wheel. Great tutor and delicious biscuits. If you have ever wanted to try spinning, do this workshop.

Thank you - I had a ball - literally - I ended up with a ball of wool!

Thank you Barbara! It was wonderful to have you with us. You're a natural spinner, so perhaps a wheel is in your future :-)

Great introduction to spinning

I have wanted to give spinning a try for ages but have not been brave enough to invest in a wheel of my own. So it was great to be able to give this a try with the excellent guidance and support of Judith (the tutor). By the end of the course I had a better understanding of what goes into hand spun yarn - and will never quibble at the price of a skein of hand spun ever again! Judith gently guided me through the process and I went from being totally useless to feeling confident that with a little more practice, I could actually do this! So if you are curious about spinning and want to try it out, I would definitely recommend this course.