Learn to spin your own yarn

Drop spindle, fleece and yarnThis is a class for anyone who’s ever dreamt of making a  proper home-spun sweater or blanket. This two-part course is all about the preparation, spinning and plying processes needed for making wool for knitting, crocheting and weaving.

Skill level:  Complete beginners

You will learn:

  • the basic principles of spinning
  • how to use a drop spindle and spin roving  using the ‘Park and draft’ methods
  • to take the spun fibre off the spindle
  • to ply and set the yarn
  • more about how to use your finished hand-spun

You will finish with: a skein of your own hand-spun woollen yarn
Cost: £50 (includes woollen roving and locally crafted drop spindle)
Dates: Wednesdays 29th October and 5th November 7.00 to 9.00 pm
To book: Email or call 020 8985 5231

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