Learn to Spin


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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 fleece.
  • Spin the wheel. Wheel types, their parts and functions. How to attach a leader. Position, posture and wheel games.
  • Twist and shout. Treadling and drafting. Take up and twist.
  • Let’s get it together. Putting all you’ve learned together to spin yarn.
  • Plying and finishing.

The course lasts 6 hours with an hour for lunch. 0930 – 1630. Places are limited to four people to allow ample time and attention for each person to experience and enjoy every step of the process to the fullest. There are several wheels and many fibres to try out. Find the type for you.

Workshops are €60 per day per person to include all refreshments, use of equipment, materials and accompanying course notes. Please bring an apron, a packed lunch and wear comfortable shoes or bring slippers. (Boots are not suitable to work in, even ankle boots)
Class size: 4 people.

50% deposit to reserve your place with the remaining 50% to be paid on the day.

Additional information


16th April 2019, 23rd May 2019, 27th June 2019, 25th July 2019, 21st August 2019, 24th September 2019, 19th October 2019, 19th November 2019, 12th December