Workshops and Courses available here in Twynholm or at your own venue.

Mix and match as many of these subjects as you wish. If you plan to stay with us for a prolonged stay then your workshops can be tailored to allow time for exploring the local area.

For individual one to one workshops whilst on holiday the tuition can be taken by the hour. Individual courses are arranged as and when it suits both parties, you do not have to stay here to take a workshop. The cost is £35.00 per hour. Any of the subjects below can be included to take into account your ability. If you would prefer to take part in a group workshop please email me with your preference of subject and date and I will advertise it.

New spinning workshops for 2019

Saturday May 11th Beginner spinning

One day workshop to get you going. If you have tried unsuccessfully or haven�t even got a wheel yet and just want to find out how it works, this is the one for you. We will cover the basics of wheel set up, get you going spinning singles and plying. For this workshop we will be using pre-prepared fibre as it will get you going quickly.
£150.00 per person inclusive of lunch. 10am - 5.00 pm

Sunday May 12th Drafting Made Easy

My method of drafting will eliminate lumps, bumps, thick and thin and uneven twist all caused by poor drafting skills. If you are frustrated with your yarns and just want to improve, this one workshop will enhance your skill level really quickly. Just ask some of my past students!
£150.00 per person inclusive of lunch. 10am - 5.00 pm

Complete Beginners

We will explore:

(2 to 4 days).

Exotic fibres.

We will look at cashmere, silk, camel down, angora, alpaca, mohair. We will blend fibres, spin from rovings, loose fibre, and carded rolags. We will spin mutiple plied yarns and textured yarns. (1-2 day).

Variety of Exotic Fibres Spun and Knitted

Variety of Exotic Fibres Spun and Knitted

Traditional English long draw.

Selecting the most appropriate fleece, washing, carding the perfect rolag, long draw spinning for light, warm, lofty yarns. (1 or 2 days).

Super fine laceweight yarns.

(1 or 2 days.)

fine fibres for lace knitting

Fine Fibres for Lace Knitting

Woolcombing and worsted spinning

(1 or 2 days.)

Tips, hints and problem solving.

A very popular 1 day workshop for the not quite beginner spinner who would like to:

Whatever the problem, together we will solve it.

Hand knitting for beginners.

Casting on, knit and purl, multi colour knitting and simple patterns, sewing up and finishing off. How to make your own simple patterns . Freeform knitting using lace, fairisle and intarsia techniques.(2 days)

Tatting for beginners

This is a dying art that is very difficult to learn from books but easy once the basics are learned. Learn how to make simple edgings, more complicated pieces for more contemporary designs and how to make up your own designs.