Learn how to spin sheep wool in this hands-on spinning course with Helen Hickman of Nellie & Eve. This course is great if you’re a smallholder and want to use your own fleece or maybe you want to refresh your skills or just fancy having a go at the traditional craft of spinning.
You’ll start by learning how to sort the fleece and card with hand and drum carders, then you’ll take a look at how the spinning wheel works. There will be three different types of spinning wheels for you to try, or bring your own spinning wheel along.
After lunch you’ll get your hands on the spinning wheel and learn how to spin the prepared wool into thread. Once you’ve mastered the basics of spinning Helen will show you how to ply your thread into yarn. At the end of the day you’ll take home your hand spun yarn.
The numbers on this course are strictly limited and it always sells out, so don’t delay if you’d like to come and learn how to spin.
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as Helen introduces the techniques of spinning wool.
Sort the fleeces, prepare and card them ready for spinning and dyeing, then take a look at the spinning wheels.
Sit at the spinning wheel and learn how to spin your thread, then ply the thread into yarn.
The course will finish with tea and cake and the opportunity to ask any further questions.
Fantastic day with a brilliant tutor. It'll take some practice to master but this day was a great way to start.
Brilliant fun day with a great tutor.
Wonderful course. Helen explained everything very clearly & didn't mind all the questions! Really enjoyed ourselves.
Learn to Spin Sheep Wool will run from 10am until 4pm and includes a delicious farm lunch.
We’ll provide all the materials for this course and at the end of the day you’ll take home your yarn.
If you have your own spinning wheel you are more than welcome to bring it along to spin on.
Helen Hickman comes from a long line of creative women, seamstress' & embroiderers Helen Hickman, owner of Nellie and Eve…