From Fleece to Yarn

A full day course at my home in rural Caerphilly where I explain and demonstrate, step by step, how to transform raw fleece to finished yarn that you can knit with.  

Students will learn how to wash, card and spin fleece using hand carders, a drum carder, drop spindle, electric mini-spinner and a variety of spinning wheels.

No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Anyone who already owns carding and spinning equipment may bring this along if they would like to find out more about using them.  

At the end of this workshop, you will take home a mini-skein of plied yarn, a detailed, illustrated handout, along with ideas of how to use your hand spun yarn and the inspiration you need to continue learning and practising at home.  

This course is suitable for complete beginners, those who have had a try at spinning fibre but struggled getting going or those who just want a bit more guided practice and access to tips and tricks.  

What’s included?

  • All the materials you need for the workshop are provided. This includes a selection of washed fleece from several breeds of sheep and alpaca for you to experiment with, plenty of commercially prepared roving, and top in natural and dyed shades. 
  • Use of drum carders, hand carders, drop spindles, spinning wheels and electric mini-spinner. 
  • Tea/Coffee and cake.
  •  Free Parking. 
  • Accessible facilities. 
  • Detailed, illustrated hand-out.

What you need to bring:

  • A packed lunch
  • An apron 
  • If you have your own equipment and materials that you would like to make use of, feel free to bring them along. 

This course also runs at the Rural Skills Centre Cardiff and at Ammonite Yarns, Pontyclun where it is called From Teazel to Twine

Fleece to Yarn Workshop

Full Day

Flexible Dates

£65

Dates to be announced post Covid restrictions

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