Friday 5th January Liverpool
Thursday 18th January - Black Sheep Wools
Saturday 10th February Liverpool
Friday 12th April Liverpool
Thursday 25th April Black Sheep
Learn to Spin on an Ashford Traditional Spinning wheel with us on this face to face Beginner's Spinning Workshop. We use Texel fibre on our course which is a British fibre, processed in Yorkshire.
We are based in Liverpool, and run workshops in the surrounding area.
Saturday 10th February, Luna Meeting Room, Northern Lights, Brewery Village, Liverpool, L8 5AF
Workshop Course Content
on the course, you will learn:
- how to prepare fleece
- how to card fibre
- how different breeds of sheep affect your spinning
After we chat about this, you will then spend the day spinning your own skein of handspun yarn and be able to take it home with you!
Materials and Spinning Wheels will be provided.
Venue: Luna Meeting Room, Ryde Cafe, Mann Street, Liverpool L8 5AF
Each day runs from 10am to 4pm. Drinks are provided through the day, lunch isn't but there is a lovely cafe on site who provide veggie and vegan options. The studio is fully accessible and on the first floor
Venue: Black Sheep Wools, Glaziers Lane, Culcheth, Warrington.
If you would like to book one of the dates for Black Sheep Wools, please do so directly with them using this link
If you prefer to learn online at your own pace, we also have a Beginners Spinning Workshop online. Click here to see it
Please read our Workshop Terms and Conditions
Please specify which date you would like to attend in the notes
About our venues:
Hare Hill is a small traditional Lakeland hill farm which can be traced back to the early 18th Century. Although the house has earlier origins, it was rebuilt in 1907. The farm buildings date from the late 19th Century, since when they have remained unchanged.
Hare Hill is currently run as a sheepholding for approximately 140 Swaledale ewes, and has 30 acres of wildflower meadows cut in the summer for hay, and supporting a large population of skylarks. In the Second World War Hare Hill was used as a training farm for the Womens’ Land Army.
In 2006, Julian and Vanda Lambton bought the farm and have since embarked on a series of environmental projects, supported by a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, including woodland planting, creation of orchards and a pond, wall and hedgerow restoration. The land is managed with minimal intervention to promote biodiversity. A happy bi-product of these projects is that we have a new population of hares breeding successfully on the farm, some of which are regularly seen around the barns.