Crafters spin a likely tale

Visitors try their hand at spinning at a  taster session run by The Wild Wool  Workshop in association with Silk’n  Threads. They are now holding regular  monthly workshops on the third  Tuesday of the month

Visitors try their hand at spinning at a taster session run by The Wild Wool Workshop in association with Silk’n Threads.

Some likened it to patting your head while rubbing your tummy! Everybody went home with a smile on their faces and a small skein of hand-spun Jacob’s wool.

Following the success of the taster session Susan and Heather are now hosting regular spinning sessions on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am – 12 at £5 per session.

Beginners are welcome and there will be wheels to learn on, or for those who already have some experience, they are invited to bring their wheels and join in to enhance their skills.

Tutor Susan has been spinning for over 10 years and is currently studying for the Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers Certificate of Achievement.

She said: “I was very excited when Heather approached me to lead this class. I love the back to nature feel of spinning from a fleece to create yarns which can be turned into an astounding range of garments and articles.

“We hope to introduce the skill of spinning to newcomers and provide a hub for spinners to meet and exchange ideas. I also love the connection that Egremont has to Spinning through the fact that the original Mr ‘Lowes’ who gave his name to Lowes Court was a Spinning wheel maker.

“Maybe we will even discover somebody who spins on an original Lowes Spinning wheel.”

Call Heather on 01946 820950 or mail@silknthreads.co.uk for further details or to book places.