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.
See our workshops programme below, places will fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment!
For Workshop bookings
Call the booking office on 028 9448 1338.
Book online by clicking on the individual links for each event or selecting the workshop from our main events page: antrim.ticketsolve.com
The price of workshop tickets includes entrance to the festival.
All materials are included.
Botanical Print on Linen – Tutor: Ruth Osborne
10.15am – 1.15pm at the Museum at the Mill
£40 per person (Maximum of 6 people)
This workshop draws upon the historical process of printing using natural plant material known as ‘Nature Printing’ to create unique artworks. This workshop incorporates fresh and dried foliage, and the associated folklore and symbolism of plants, to create artworks that connect to the local landscape through expressive marks and patterns. The workshop offers an introduction to printing onto Irish Linen using hand-printing techniques and inks. Frames will be provided so that participants can select a piece to mount and frame as an artwork that is ready to hang at home.
Felting Crazy’s Wet Felting Workshop
2pm – 3.30pm at the Museum at the Mill
£45 per person (Maximum of 8 People) Please bring an apron and a towel 18”x24” approx.
To book please follow the link: https://theatreatthemill.ticketsolve.com/shows/873625892
Using combed and dyed merino wool, mixed silks, yarns and silk fabric you’ll experience the magic of turning these fibres into a fabric decorated with your own unique design, by just using water and soap with some rubbing and rolling.
This workshop is suitable for anyone over 12 years of age and people with or without previous felting experience. All material and equipment is provided along with hanging tape and a cane to hang your work on.
Triple Layer Crochet Flower Brooch Pin
12.30pm – 1.30pm, Hospitality Suite, Theatre at the Mill
£30 per person (Maximum of 10 People)
Tutor – Mairead Woods from The Bronte School of Handcrafts, Banbridge
A basic knowledge of crochet is required to attend this workshop
With beautiful colours of cotton yarn included in a bespoke kit, these triple layer crochet rosettes are a really fun easy make, using only the basic double and treble crochet stitches. They are a stunning addition to any crochet baby blanket or cardigan, and indeed they would look fabulous pinned onto your favourite winter coat or hat, by attaching a brooch pin which will also be included in your kit. With full step by step tuition given on the day, you will take home a beautiful crochet rosette, and feel a wonderful sense of achievement having learnt a whole new life skill.