Spinning

Learn to spin raw wool into beautiful fabric. We have a range of courses and workshops to help you get started and inspire your interest. Click on an image to see a full description of the course and information about the school.
  • In-Person Course

    Hand Spinning – Absolute Beginners

    Interested in traditional hand spinning? Why not spend a day spinning your own skein of yarn on an Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel. Learn all about the craft and the process from sheep to shoulder.

    £150.00
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    Location : Dorset

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  • In-Person Course

    Hand Spinning Workshop for Beginners

    Have you ever watched a hand spinner happily spinning soft wool into gorgeous yarns and wanted to give it a go, or felt that your knitting, crochet or weaving could be even more creative if you could spin your own yarns? Then this workshop is for you. If you have spun before and want to re-visit a forgotten skill then here is the chance to fulfil it straight away.

    Our one-day spinning workshops are relaxed and fun and are aimed at beginners but also suitable as a refresher. Covers all aspects of this enchanting and addictive skill. There is a variety of dates to choose on our website https://www.thespinningbarn.co.uk/booking-calendar/hand-spinning-workshops-for-beginners?referral=service_list_widget

    Workshops are held in the tranquil Norfolk countryside on our smallholding where you can meet our delightful flock of rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep and Icelandic sheep whose wool you will be spinning on the day.

    You will learn what to look for when choosing a good fleece for spinning. You will learn the arts of carding, spinning and plying, using the fleece from our own flock, and will make your very own skein of yarn to take home. I am more than happy for students to photograph or video aspects of the workshop to remind them at home or just to impress friends and family with! Course notes are also provided.

    The day is very relaxed and informal. Why not take a look at our recent reviews to see what other customers have said about us.

    Theresa is a qualified trainer and assessor in the Life Long Learning sector but far more importantly gets tremendous satisfaction from simply passing on these skills to others.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our farm very soon.

    What’s included in the price?​

    All equipment is available for you to use, or you may bring your own if you prefer. I supply as much fibre as you need to complete your project on the day.

    NOTE: All refreshments are provided including home-made cakes, biscuits, fresh fruit and beverages, but please bring your own packed lunch. IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE MAKE ME AWARE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING VIA EMAIL.

    Fleeces, ready carded fibres and equipment are available to buy on the day or from our online shop, so you can continue your spinning as soon as you get home.

    Travel links are good from most major routes including by rail and taxi.

    £85.00
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    Location : Norfolk

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  • In-Person Course

    Two Day Hand Spinning & Wellness Retreat

    Immerse yourself for two days of hand spinning and wellness bliss. With workshops each day, supportive, friendly and fun group, attendee craft exhibition, all refreshments, lunches and dinner are included. You may also make full use of the hotel leisure and spa facilities.
    For further information please read the full description at https://www.thespinningbarn.co.uk/event-info/hand-spinning-wellness-retreat where you will also find full terms and conditions.

    £345.00
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    Location : Norfolk

    Immerse yourself for two days of hand spinning and wellness bliss. With workshops each ...

  • In-Person Course

    Fleece to Fabric Workshop

    Learn to turn raw wool into fabric with this in depth workshop. We will cover the three stages of fleece processing: Carding, Spinning and Weaving. We will begin by briefly covering how to skirt and pick wool. Then we will get our hands stuck in with carding the wool with hand carders, trying and feeling different breeds of British wool. Next, you will have a go at the ancient craft of spinning yarn, on a drop spindle. Allowing you to get a feel for the fibres and how they behave. Lastly we will take our spun yarn and weave with it on frame looms, to take a sample piece of your very own handcrafted fabric home with you.

    £95.00
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    Location : Herefordshire

    Learn to turn raw wool into fabric with this in depth workshop. We will ...

  • In-Person Course

    Learn to Spin

    Learn to spin on this 3-week course, run over 3 consecutive Saturdays. Suitable for beginners

    £80.00
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    Location : Lincolnshire

    Learn to spin on this 3-week course, run over 3 consecutive Saturdays. Suitable for beginners

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