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Learn to Spin - Sheep to Skein (1 Day Workshop)

Thursday 13th June 2024

Workshop: Sheep to Skein – Learn to Spin

Tutor: Anne Grassham

Level: This Workshop is for beginners and those wanting to refresh basic spinning skills.

Description: Meet the sheep. Experience the feel of “raw” wool and how to prepare it. Then create a yarn using just your fingers. Progress to spinning a single thread using a simple spindle, then ply the thread to produce a yarn with strength and balance, and wind it into a skein ready to knit or weave. When you can do this, progress to using one of several different spinning wheels and learn how to make the necessary adjustments for effortless spinning. Beware: you may just become addicted!

Anne may even treat you to an old fashioned Devonshire tea.

What to Bring: You are welcome to bring your own wheel if you have one.

Finished Product: You will go home with one or more skeins of wool you have spun.

Location: Held at Fleecewood, Anne's farmlet in Wai-iti Valley approximately 18km from Wakefield (40km to Nelson Airport).

Accommodation: For accommodation options email us at info@nztextileexperiences.c...


June 13


10am - 4pm


Tapawera / Wakefield


40 Hiwipango Road, Wai-iti Valley
Bring footwear for the farm / Wheel can be provided

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$460 includes all materials and Devonshire tea

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Ph. 027 429 6344

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