Tease and Spin is available for spinning and natural dyeing workshops for individuals or small groups, and for demonstrations/talks at meetings or events. Workshops can also be arranged for school and youth groups.
Do you own a spinning wheel that you have always intended to use but need someone to help you get started?
Have you always wanted to 'have a go' at spinning?
Look no further!
I will show you how a spinning wheel works and how to maintain it. I will also guide you through the processes required to produce a stable yarn from raw fleece including:
*Choosing, sorting & washing a fleece
*Spinning using a spindle and/or a wheel
*Winding the yarn into hanks or balls
*Finishing the yarn
....... and much more!
Workshops can be arranged at times convenient to you, last for about 2 - 3 hours and are adapted to your specific needs. All equipment is provided but you are encouraged to bring your own wheel, if you have one.
Two sessions will usually give beginners the confidence to create yarns suitable for knitting, as well as a great sense of achievement!
Cost per workshop: £30.00 (2 - 3hrs.)
£75.00 per day - includes a light lunch.
Natural Dyeing Workshops run from 10.30 - 4.30 and cover mordanting of wool and preparing plant materials for dyeing. We will discuss what plants to use, how to use them and what colours can be obtained. We will also experiment with colour modifiers.
Cost: £90.00 for one person
£45.00 per person for two people
£35.00 per person for up to four people.
Materials, light lunch and refreshments are included in the price.
Why not book a session at Tease and Spin as part of your holiday in the Peak District, or for a special day out in Edale?
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