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Spinning on a Wheel and Drop Spindle

24th July 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Spinning Wheels

On this course you will learn about and sort through a variety of fleeces and learn how to prepare the fibres using hand carders. From this stage students will have a go at spinning on a drop spindle and see the difference in the yarn that is produced from drop spindle compared to the wheel that you will use later in the afternoon The rest of the day you’ll be working on your own spinning wheel and also learn how to use the Niddy Noddy and how to ply art yarns for wonderful effect. Everyone will go home with a hank or two of handspun yarn


24th July 2016
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Annie Swarbrick
01768 483984
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Quirky Workshops
Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0UT United Kingdom
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01768 483984
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