KENNIXTON SHEEP

'Living the Dream'

LEARN THE TRADITIONAL ART OF HAND SPINNING


          BEGINNERS                                                                               IMPROVERS 

          Date: Saturday 16 September 2017                                         Date: Sunday 17 September 2017


BEGINNERS -Learn to spin in the beautiful setting of South Wales. This one-day workshop is designed to introduce you to pleasures and delights of being able to produce your own hand-spun yarn from wool. It is informal, fun and educational. You will learn all the basics to get you from a fleece to a skein of yarn.  you will learn how to card and prepare fleece and the basic spinning and plying techniques using a drop spindle.


There will be refreshments on arrival as we get to know each other before moving into the studio where you'll be able to explore the ways in which wool and fibre is spun into yarn.  The morning and afternoon sessions are broken up with  a lovely home-cooked lunch and if the weather is nice you can even take a stroll around the beautiful grounds before resuming your spinning in the afternoon session.. 



IMPROVERS - This course is designed for students who have already mastered the basics of hand spinning and wish to extend their skills by moving onto a spinning wheel. You will learn the different ways of sorting, scouring, carding and preparing fleece for spinning and a range of different plying techniques.  At the end of the day you will have produced yarn to be proud of and will be well on your way to taking your spinning to the next level.  All equipment is provided and the use of a wheel for the day is included but if you already have a wheel please bring it along. 


Which ever course you do, you'll be guaranteed to complete the day by having produced beautiful and unique, skein(s) of yarn hand-spun by ‘ewe’. 



          BEGINNERS COURSE                                                               IMPROVERS COURSE

          Date: Saturday 16 September 2017                                          Date: Sunday 17 September 2017

          Time: 9:30am – 4pm                                                                   Time: 9:30am - 4pm


Venue: Arts at the Old Mill – Yr Hen Felin, Dyffryn, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. CF5 6SU

Cost: £54 


For additional information and to book your place on any of my workshops, use the 'contact us' form, telephone 078900 22319 or email [email protected]

ABOUT THE VENUE

Yr Hen Felin is a 200 years old mill in an idyllic setting with two acres of cottage garden, opened as part of the NGS open garden scheme. There is also a smallholding with chickens, ducks and sheep. Rozanne loves cooking and will provide home cooked locally sourced food, included in the price. If you live far away, Rozanne runs a boutique B&B with superhost 5 star ratings on Airbnb and will offer a discount for course participants. For more details about the B&B log on to Airbnb and search under Dyffryn CF5 6SU and look at the Cariad room in a magical home.



The garden at Yr Hen Felin (The Old Mill)


FUTURE WORKSHOPS AND VISITS

We are working on projects with 
Free Range Learning and Green City Events to bring the sheep, skills and experiences from the land to the community