Your creative spark is sure to be kindled when you come to learn how to hand spin or weave at All in a Spin in the Brecon Beacons near Crickhowell – the perfect setting to be inspired by nature’s bounty. In addition to teaching day and longer courses I am often available at short notice, so if you are at a loose end on a wet Welsh afternoon why not give me a ring and visit our working hill farm to meet the sheep and have a go at some fibre crafts!
All in a Spin offers the following tuition and workshops:
Exclusive accredited units in hand spinning:
Accredited Level 1: A two day course which includes tuition, a Learner Guide and a Workbook. On successful completion of the workbook and sample spinning, an Agored Cymru certificate is issued. £335
Accredited Level 3: This course takes place over nine months and includes tuition days, a Learner Guide and a Workbook. It provides a broad and deep study of hand spinning to A Level standard. On successful completion an Agored Cymru certificate is issued. £1550
Beginners: A one day course of individual or very small group teaching to learn hand spinning. When you go home, you may wish to loan a wheel from me to continue practising. If you do decide to take up the craft, I have a selection of good quality second hand spinning wheels for sale.
Improvers: A one day course when you will learn how to influence the final appearance of your handspun yarn. Experiment with different types of fleece and spinning styles. A chance to demystify the art of spinning!
Fibre preparation: Have you been spinning for a while and want to move on from using commercially prepared tops as your starting point? Then this is the course for you! Come and learn how to prepare fibre direct from fleece. You will have the opportunity to experiment with longwool and lustre fleeces, downland fleece and alpaca among others, preparing them in different ways for woollen or worsted spinning. Hands on experience of the drum carder, flick carders, hand carders and wool combs. Spin samples to take away with you for inspiration for your next spinning project.
Exotic fibres: A chance to experiment with new and different fibres and blends such as yak, bamboo, cotton, flax, silk and more …. Spin samples to take away to inspire you to design your own speciality blends.
WEAVING WITH THE RIGID HEDDLE LOOM
Achieve professional looking results with this simple loom, the ideal stepping stone to weaving more complicated designs. A one day course to cover yarn selection, colour and pattern, warping, weaving and finishing a small scarf or table runner. Great fun!
10.00 – 16.30. Morning and afternoon refreshments are included.
Whole day group tuition: £80 except where stated.
Individual tuition: £28.00 per hour
Workshop dates are listed on my website and other dates are available by special request, so just get in touch.
At All in a Spin we offer the following for sale:
- Clun Forest, Zwartbles and Lincoln Longwool fleece from our own flock
- New Ashford and Louet spinning wheels, looms and equipment
- Used spinning wheels
- Local Welsh wool