Learn how to spin at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales
Learn how to spin at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn how to spin at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales Learn how to spin at Humble by Nature Kate Humble's farm in Monmouth South Wales

Course Agenda

10:00
Arrive and welcome

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as Helen introduces the techniques of spinning wool.

10:15
Preparing the fleece

Sort the fleeces, prepare and card them ready for spinning and dyeing, then take a look at the spinning wheels.

13:00
Lunch

Enjoy a delicious farm cooked lunch.

14:00
Have a go at spinning

Sit at the spinning wheel and learn how to spin your thread, then ply the thread into yarn.

16:00
Course closes

Admire your handiwork and ask any other questions over a well-earned cuppa and slice of cake.

Learn how to Spin Sheep's Wool

Date
Spaces
Cost
 
Saturday 18th Nov 2017
Last few
£95.00

This hands-on workshop will give you a great day learning how to spin wool.

In the morning you'll learn 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.

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.

 

Helen Hickman, owner of Nellie and Eve comes from a long line of creative women, seamstress's, embroiderers and home makers, 'nellie and eve' being the names of her grandmothers. 

Based on a hill in rural south west Wales UK, Helen has her own workshop and handmakes all of her products, reflecting her love of a homespun lifestyle, sourcing her wool locally and using traditional techniques.

What to bring and other essential info

We'll provide all the materials for this course and at the end of the day you'll take home your hand spun yarn.

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