Hand Spinning Workshops

A series of workshops designed for the Beginner and Intermediate hand spinner. I have a few spinning wheels that are available for the workshops, but participants are encouraged to bring along their own wheel if they can as each wheel has its own characteristics.

Kromski Spinning Wheel
Kromski Spinning Wheel

Some of the techniques taught in the series of Hand spinning Workshops will be:

  • Learn to draft and spin an even thread on a spinning wheel.
  • How to spin and make 2 or 3 ply yarns.
  • Carding – How to use the drum carder to make blended yarns and to create different colour blends with the use of the carder.
  • How to spin different types of wool and other fibres such as Merino, Corriedale, Blue Leicester, Romney, Alpaca, Silk, Bamboo
  • How to draft and spin novelty yarns using different spinning techniques: spinning worsted yarns, spinning woollen yarns, core spinning, spinning from the fold.
  • All of the workshops are provided in my home studio. I keep the class sizes small so that I can provide individual instruction.

    Hand Spinning Workshops

    Learn to Spin The workshop for the beginner hand spinner.
    Learn to Use a Drum Carder How to use a drum carder to create new colours and Yarns.
    Plied and Cabled Yarns How to spin plied and cabled yarns.
    Simply Sumptuous Spinning A surprise selection of different fibres to spin.

    Wet Felting Workshops

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    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 4027 7705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com

    Learn to Spin Plyed Yarns

    When would you make a plied yarn instead of a single ply? You will learn how to create a balanced yarn and how to make 2, 3 or 4 ply yarns, and cabled yarns.

    Plied Hand Spun Yarn
    Plied Hand Spun Yarn
    Thick and Thin Art Yarn
    Thick and Thin Art Yarn

    I have a few spinning wheels that are available for the workshops, but participants are encouraged to bring along their own wheel if they can as each wheel has its own characteristics.

    Learn to Spin Plyed Yarns
    Course Length: 3 hours
    Time: 10 am – 1 pm
    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

    Course Fee: £75.00
    Materials Fee: £10.00
    Total Fee: £85.00

    Students: £75.00

    A £10.00 non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. Please contact me for further information or if you would like to register for a course.
    The Materials fee covers sufficient fibre for the workshop. Additional spinning fibre for practicing at home can be purchased after the workshop.

    All of my hand spinning workshops use commercially prepared, clean and carded batts or roving. I prefer not to use fleece straight off the sheep. (Life is too short so I leave the messy bits to those who are qualified and have the space and equipment required to clean fleece properly.) If you wish to learn how to spin, clean and sort raw fleece there are many other classes and teachers that can get you started such as:
    Weald and Downland

    Spinning and Plying Workshop
    Spinning and Plying Workshop
    Plied Yarns Workshop
    Plied Yarns Workshop

    Hand Spinning Workshops

    Learn to Spin The workshop for the beginner hand spinner.
    Learn to Use a Drum CarderHow to use a drum carder to create new colours and Yarns.
    Plied and Cabled YarnsHow to spin plied and cabled yarns.
    Simply Sumptuous SpinningA surprise selection of different fibres to spin.

    Follow me on Twitter to get the latest news about upcoming workshops.

    Contact Info:
    Paivi Suomi
    22 Ferry Drive
    Chichester
    West Sussex UK
    PO19 8GJ
    Mobile: 075 402 77705
    Email: paivatar.yarns@gmail.com