Have you dreamed of making your own yarn from raw fleece? Do you want to know how to prepare, dye, blend and spin it?

Perhaps you’d like to learn how to use dyeing techniques to personalise some commercial yarn?

Choose a workshop and I’ll show you. It would be my pleasure.

Workshops

learn to spin
Learn to Spin

Learn to Spin Full day Workshop 9:30 – 16:30 This workshop is designed to teach you to spin your own 2 ply yarn on a wheel. Meet the Fleece. Learn the properties, uses and appropriate preparation of different types of … Read More

30,00 Book Now
Colour Blending
colour blending
Colour Blending

Beginners Colour Blending ½ day Morning Workshop 9:30 – 16:30 Colour wheel carding on a drum carder or hand cards using pre dyed commercial tops. Getting the perfect colour…… Y0u want that special shade and you just can’t find it? … Read More

17,5030,00 Book Now
colour dyeing
acid dyeing
Colour Dyeing

It’s nowhere near as scary as it sounds. It’s only chemical or food dyes, set with hot water and…….vinegar! This is a very simple way to achieve myriad and long lasting colours on animal fibres like wool, alpaca, cashmere, angora, … Read More

17,5030,00 Book Now
plying
plying
Plying

Beginners Plying ½ day Morning Workshop 9:30 – 12:30 Ply plays a significant role in your finished yarn. Whether for knitting, weaving or crochet there are some fundamental aspects of plying you need to get under your belt so that … Read More

17,5030,00 Book Now
woolen vs worsten
Woollen v Worsted

Woollen v Worsted Full day Workshop 9:30 – 13:30 Woollen and worsted are two simple words that are the core of spinning. You see them used all the time. Is it about the fibre preparation or the spinning style? In … Read More

22,50 Book Now
sampling
Sampling

Sampling Morning Workshop 9:30 – 13:30 Your knitting teacher will tell you to swatch, your weaving teacher will recommend that you sample, and your spinning teacher is no different. Tedious? Boring? It feels like such a waste of time when … Read More

22,50 Book Now
Wheel Maintenance & Tuning
Wheel Maintenance & Tuning

Wheel Maintenance & Tuning Morning Workshop 11:00-12:30 Trouble controlling your spin? Clunking and clanking? Rocking around? Tune it up! Lots of us buy a spinning wheel and spin away not knowing how and how often we should maintain it. You … Read More

7,50 Book Now
learning to spin
One to one teaching

If you would like a day of one to one tuition, whether in my studio or in your own home, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

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Demonstrations
Demonstrations

I would be delighted to demonstrate to a group or at an event that you are organising.
Please contact me to discuss your ideas.

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spinning social
Spinning Social

Spinning Social Full Day Workshop 10:00 – 16:30 Fancy getting together for a spin in company? Come along for a spin and a chat, swap ideas and tips. Bring your current project. Show off what you’ve made. I’ll be here … Read More

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Lilou Laine Yarns

beech leaf yarn
Beech Leaf
Beech Leaf

Beech Leaf 100% 21 micron merino in Autumn colours. Chestnut body flecked with yellow, red, blue, green,gold, burnt orange and white. I blended the batts from commercial combed top and spun it semi worsted into a 2 ply yarn of … Read More

12,50 Add to cart
blackberry crumble
Blackberry Crumble

Blackberry Crumble A sumptuous blend of 75% fine blackberry coloured merino and 25% mulberry silk carded together. I dizzed off the carder to make ‘rovings’ and spun them worsted to produce a rich, dense skein of 2 ply yarn. It’s … Read More

25,00 Add to cart
Clotted Cream yarn
Clotted Cream yarn
Clotted Cream

Clotted Cream 100% 18 micron alpaca yarn prepared from very fine fleece provided by a lovely young alpaca lady called Looby Lou. The breeder told me that the fleece was between 16 and 18 micron, but I do not have … Read More

40,00 Add to cart
Into the Greenwood yarn
In the Greenwood

100% Merino 2 ply DK weight. Rich, deep, autumnal colours in 100% Merino. Rust, dark brown, forest green and pinky mushroom. Spun from batts prepared with commercial top, this has been spun and plied quite firmly for good wear producing … Read More

40,00 Add to cart
Mohair yarn
Mohair
Mohair

Adult mohair Locks handspun and plied with handspun mulberry silk. Art Yarn 110g/80+m. Adult mohair locks teased out and spun. Plied with a handspun mulberry silk single for additional strength and a little extra shine. This is not the softest … Read More

25,00 Add to cart
perfectly peacock yarn
Perfectly Peacock

Perfectly Peacock This 100% merino yarn in luscious and vibrant peacock shades will lend depth and interest to any project. I blended my own batts from commercially prepared merino tops and then spun it to approximately DK/Aran weight in a … Read More

12,50 Add to cart
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plum yarn
Plum

Plum 70/30 Merino/Silk 2 ply Chunky yarn. 95g/145m. A little squishy nugget of 2 ply 70% merino 30% silk. Handspun from a commercially prepared top. Sleek yet soft. There isn’t much, but it’s lovely. Please Note: I spin in my … Read More

25,00 20,00 Add to cart
red hot mamma
red hot mamma yarn
Red Hot Mamma

Red Hot Mamma Gorgeously soft, voluminous and vibrant art yarn in a chunky weight. Spun from my own blended art batt from commercially prepared merino tops. Jewel colours blended into a base of rich red to make it pop, then … Read More

25,00 Add to cart
seascape yarn
seascape yarn
Seascape

Hand dyed whitefaced woodland fleece (almost 50%) carded with (almost 50%) merino and a touch of silk in rich sea blues, greens, white and a smidge of seaweed. Handspun woollen style for loft. On the firmer side of ‘next to … Read More

12,00 Add to cart
stormy dawn yarn
Stormy Dawn

12.50 a skein A luxurious blend of 95% merino and 5% silk in glorious purples, pinks and grey with a little blue and white. I carded the batts from commercial merino top and added in some mulberry silk for extra … Read More

12,50 Add to cart

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