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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


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

Friday 9th February 2024

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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1 review 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

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