Spinning Silk and Luxury Fibres

July course deferred – one to one lessons start August – full courses will resume once it is deemed safe do so.

Last course October 26th – 27th 2019

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Suitable for spinners who know the basics

Day 1 Silk

We will prepare and spin – a variety of silks from smooth tops to textured throwster’s  waste, the long fibres of silk hankies and the super short silk noil; finishing with brightly coloured recycled sari silk.

You will have a chance to degum cocoons and make ‘hankies’,

by the end of the day you will

  • have spun silk fine and thick, smooth and textured
  • tried a number of silk preparations
  • made a silk ‘hankie’
  • had the opportunity to buy more supplies

Day 2 Luxury fibres

Cashmere, angora, mohair, alpaca, we may even try some other exotics if time. Learn about the fibres and their preparation. Look at different ways to spin luxury fibre and how you might use them.

by the end of the day you will

  • understand how to spin each fibre 
  • have a small skein of each  
  • have ideas for use of luxury fibre either alone or in combination 

Course includes

Tea and coffee, biscuits and cake

Fibre pack with a range of fibre and preparations for each day

Please bring

  • wheel if you have one,
  • lazy kate,
  • spare bobbins,
  • pen and paper,
  • packed lunch

Cost £95 per day or £170 for both days

  • Arrive 9.30 for introductions and welcome drink and biscuits
  • 12.30 lunch (Bring a packed lunch)
  • Course finishes 4.30pm

A few skeins from recent course

Additional fibre will be available to purchase – individually priced

Email beechwoodcraft@gmail.com

or call me 07850 716602

thanks Cath