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Worsted, Woollen & Longdraw Spinning

This workshop, suitable for intermediate spinners will be focusing on the different types of spinning including worsted spinning, woollen, along with longdraw and any troubleshooting you might want to talk about.

All materials are included. You are welcome to use my wheel or bring along your own, whichever is better for you.

£ 75.00


Friday 19th April Sold Out

Saturday 20th July


Luna Meeting Room, Northern Lights Building, Mann Street, Liverpool, L8 5AF

Why do I need to know about worsted or woollen spinning?

Learn everything you need to know about worsted, woollen and longdraw spinning

As a spinner, we want to make informed choices about the fibre we spin with and the method of spinning we use so that we can spin the best yarn we can. Knowledge is key and learning together is a great way to spark inspiration.

On this workshop we spin with different fibres, some rare breeds and many direct from small producers through mills such as Benridge Woolworks.  You will have the opportunity to spin Ryeland, Herdwick, Portland fibre just to name a few. To learn more about Lucinda Bird and Benridge Woolworks take a look our interview with her here Meet the Producer.....or if you'd like to have a look at her site , click here

We start at 10am and spin until 4. Lunch is not included but there is a wonderful cafe that also has vegetarian and gluten-free options. You're also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Workshop Dates

There will be new workshop dates in the near future

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4 reviews for Worsted, Woollen & Longdraw Spinning

  1. Colette Galvin

    I had a great day with Cathy on this course. I now understand the various techniques, the difference each makes and the value of using one over another in respect of warmth, drape, definition and so on. I'm not proficient yet but that's just practice. I even got some help with my plying which can be a bit ropey. The best bit was being able to talk to another wooly being after being in purdah for so long. Highly recommended. Thanks Cathy

  2. Marzena (verified owner)

    I had great time and learnt a lot.

    • Catherine Wright (store manager)

      Thanks Marzena, I'm pleased you enjoyed it, it's always lovely to have you there

  3. Helen Jane Lewis-Parmar (verified owner)

    Fantastic session - learnt lots, had the opportunity to spin different fibres and learnt how to long draw spin - great day would thoroughly recommend

    • Catherine Wright (store manager)

      Thanks Helen for leaving a review, I really appreciate it. I'm pleased you enjoyed it, it was great to have you there giving inspiration spinning cat fur!!

  4. Elaine Bradley (verified owner)

    A really useful and enjoyable day. A small group of 6, with Cathy and Jessamy teaching so a really good ratio. All fibre is provided, appropriate to the method of spinning being worked on, namely combed tops for worsted and carded for long draw. I had previously had an attempt at long draw from YouTube videos, but nothing can replace an enthusiastic teacher. Still needs work but I now have the all important feel of how it should be, a great foundation for further practice at home. Cathy provided wool combs so I had a go combing my own wool for long draw, which I prefer to do rather than always buying commercially prepared tops. Highly recommend

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