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 2020
Fellow spinners and braidmakers meet each month at our house, mostly on the second Tuesday afternoons each month. If you are interested in spinning, weaving or braid making, then please come along. You will be very welcome. The dates are given below.
2019 Dec 10th
2020 Jan 21st, Feb 11th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, Sept 8th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th, Dec 8th.
Please phone to let us know you are coming - 01798 831010 or email email@example.com
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.