The techniques we use have been used for thousands of years and we want to keep passing our knowlege down from us to you.
The aim is to explain the history and development of spinning, the different types of wheels and sundry equipment. Basic and luxury fibres are explained, and the fleece used to demonstrate and practise is from my flocks of Shetland sheep (in a wide range of natural colours), the Angora Goats (Mohair) and the Alpacas.
This course will cover all aspects of wool, how to choose the correct type and prepare for spinning, with lots of practical advice and hands on experience. The techniques of dyeing, using natural and chemical dyes are also explained.
Anyone making a long journey may prefer to divide the course over two days, staying at a local B&B in a nearby village, the market town of Newark or the cathedral city of Lincoln (Both nine miles from Spalford).