Spinning Silk

New dates in the Autumn

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A fun day learning about silk, suitable for spinners who have mastered the basics



full day Silk spinning course



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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

Course includes

Tea and coffee, biscuits and cake

Fibre pack with a range of fibre and preparations

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 4.00pm

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

Cost £95

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