I have been spinning for about 50 years. This was at a time when nearly everyone bought fleece and mostly spun it in the grease. At that time rovings were not readily available, most were longdraw spinners or they spun worsted yarns they had combed for themselves. Nowadays this is rarely seen. It is clear that the craft of spinning is slowing dying out. As a consequence I created the Foundation Certificate in Spinning which is now run by the Association supported by the Worshipful Company of Dyers.
I have collected several wheels. The oldest was made in Sweden in around 1845, others include an Ashford Traditional a Joy, and a Schacht. And almost a garage-full of fleece!
Monthly meetings for spinners and braidmakers in 2019
Fellow spinners and braidmakers meet each month at our house, mostly on Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested in spinning, weaving or braid making, then please come along. You will be very welcome. The dates are given below.
Feb 12th, March 12th, April 16th, May 14th, June 11th, Sept 10th, Oct 8th, Nov 12th, Dec 3rd.
Please phone to let us know you are comming - 01798 831010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
My spinning workshops, for groups of up to six people, are run on demand. Mostly these are for beginners and for others who wish to improve their skills.
Talks and demonstrations
I am a member of the Association ‘s speakers list and give talks and demonstrations to groups, including Guilds, societies, museums and other interested organisations. Please contact me for further information.
Making Inkle Braids - An introduction to weaving inkle bands
Book now available as an e-book download for £9.85 or bound print edition for £13.75.