Spinning Silk and Luxury Fibres

new date 10th and 11th June 2021

£170 for two days


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

to book course, phone or email me to discuss or complete booking form and post or email

payment by PayPal or other options on booking form

silk and luxury fibre

2 day spinning course day 1 silk day 2 luxury fibre


Cost £170 for two days

Additional fibre will be available to purchase – individually priced

Email beechwoodcraft@gmail.com

or call me 07850 716602

thanks Cath

A few skeins from recent course