Spinning is such a relaxing craft to do and the end results produce some amazing yarn that is unique and a treat to use in your fibre projects.
I was taught spinning by an elderly family friend when I was 13 years old. She spun very fine lace weight yarn directly from the sheep, and then crocheted wedding dresses from the spun yarn. That was in the 70’s when I used to go and spend the summer holidays with her. The joy of spinning has stayed with me. It wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s when I was able to purchase my first second hand spinning wheel and I haven’t stopped spinning since. I even brought my wheel and fleeces over from New Zealand to Northern Ireland when I moved here in 2005!
I now have a collection of new and vintage spinning wheels, from New Zealand, Ireland and Holland. Some still work. I have since added several Ashford Spinning wheels to my collection which I use to teach spinning on a 1:1 basis. If you would like to learn to spin, please get in touch and we can discuss the finer details.
I regularly go to community/church groups to talk about the process and history of spinning as well as demonstrating spinning on the wheel. If you are part of a community/church group and feel that your group would enjoy this very relaxed and interactive presentation, please get in touch and we can discuss the finer details.
I am now offering my handspun yarn for sale in the online shop so you can enjoy working with handspun yarn. These skeins are one-off and not repeatable as many have been hand-dyed by myself and cannot be repeated. So it is a great opportunity to purchase and create with a completely handcrafted yarn.