In this course you will learn how to spin a consistent yarn using a spinning wheel. We will also look at some ways of plying yarn and explain how to make woollen, worsted and some fancy yarns. We will introduce keeping a notebook.
You will learn how to treadle your spinning wheel evenly and some simple ways of preparing fibre for spinning. You will learn how to clean and maintain your wheel, how to pick out a good spinning wheel and how to make sure it is working properly. We will also look at how to sort a fleece and several ways of washing it.
Spinning wheels are available on loan if you do not already own one.
If you wish to loan one please email the centre :