Courses

At Spinning Earth Wool, we offer a number of courses in fibre crafts, including spinning and natural dyeing. Unfortunately, all our courses planned for 2020 have had to be suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

If matters continue to improve, we are hoping to run our August course as planned. Booking information can be found here. The situation with Covid-19 is changing all the time, and there is some concern at the moment (July 2020) about transmission rates in the south-east. We may need to postpone the August course at short notice; in that event, we will offer an alternative date later in the year.

Spinning Day

We will look at Spinning Wheel mechanics, co-ordination and drafting skills – perfecting your technique to achieve yarn. There will be plenty of time to gain your rhythm to produce two bobbins with plenty of guidance on hand.  We will ply our bobbins and explore why we do this.  We will make skeins and discuss preserving your yarns naturally.  Individually tailored tuition for all, from complete beginners to experienced spinners.

Fleece Day

Explores our fashion perspectives, lots of different fibres, sheep breeds and farming roots.
Working with a natural fleece, showing how to sort, wash and prepare fibres for spinning, perfecting carding skills.

Dye Days

We run a series of courses exploring the use of traditional and historic natural dyes. See the Shop for more details.

Our courses run from 10am to 4.30pm in our Mini-Mill tucked away in the North Downs.