At Spinning Yarns we will be offering a variety of different workshops where you can learn new skills & meet like-minded creative people. Choose from a range of 1/2 day sessions led by experienced tutors or shorter classes and leave with your own wool or linen creation as a lovely quirky memory of your visit to Spinning Yarns.
WEAVING AND SPINNING
with Christine Casey, Kiri Cottage Crafts
Christine will be demonstrating the art of spinning and peg loom weaving throughout the day at the Spinning Yarns Festival. Do drop by to watch her demos and ask her questions!
PEG LOOM WEAVING WORKSHOP
Learn to weave on a peg loom, a method of weaving that is quick and fun to learn. During this workshop you will learn the basic technique, and using this skill, be able to make, for example, a simple wall hanging to take home. All equipment and materials provided.
Suitable for adults and children over 8. 1 hour workshop for up to 6 persons
Learn to Spin Yarn on a spinning wheel
This workshop will give you an opportunity to try your hand at spinning using clean, processed sheep fleece, and modern spinning wheels.
Suitable for adults and older children. 2 hour workshop for up to 4 persons.
WOOL FIBRE NEEDLEFELTED PAINTING WORKSHOP
Workshop with Linda & Rachel Lewis, I Felt Happiness
at 11.30am & 3.30pm
Create your own masterpiece with wool fibre!
This workshop introduces the art of needlefelting. Participants are able to work with wool fibre to create a wool fibre picture. We will explore the basic techniques of needlefelting whilst laying out the fibres to create beautiful textures.
Suitable for beginners or those who already know the art, all participants will definitely go home delighted with their fantastic framed piece of artwork!
3 one hour workshops for up to 10 or 12 persons per session
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WET FELTING!
Workshop with Sarah Jarden, Spiderling Creations
at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Make a felted flower or a mug cosy/coaster!
Wet felting uses the unique properties of natural wool to form fabric. Using coloured fleece and fibre, bubble wrap and soap and warm water create your own unique individual brooch or coaster/mug cosy. The techniques are explained and expert help is on hand in this 45 min workshop. All equipment and fibre provided.
3 one hour workshops for up to 6 persons per session