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Learn to e-Spin: Semi-Private Workshop on Ashford e-Spinner

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  • Saturday 7th March 2020: 2pm - 5pm

    Learn to Weave on an Ashford e-spinner!

    Purchase the class with an e-spinner and get £35off your e-spinner!

    This 3 hour beginner’s class will be focussing on the foundational
    techniques used to spin wool into yarn. We will start by discussing
    the basic physics behind creating yarn, and then look at the
    properties of raw fleece and some of the different breeds of sheep
    what makes them different, easier/harder to spin, more suitable for
    specific uses etc.

    We will then move on to drafting prepared fibre, and finally using the Ashford e-spinner to creating your very own, unique yarn.

    This is a unique opportunity for a semi-private class with a real expert!

    (The principles taught will also be applicable to a traditional spinning wheel.)

      • Class Duration:
        3 hour class, 2pm - 5pm.

        Prior Experience:

        Class Materials: 
        The e-spinner will be provided for your use, and purchase should you wish to take up the offer on the special discounted price!

        Fibre will also be provided. You should bring a pen and notepaper and a water bottle/beverage.

        Your Brand New e-spinner will be available to purchase at a discounted price the workshop. The big advantage here is that you will be able to calibrate your e-spinner during class under supervision, and THE DISCOUNT!

        We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.

        E-Spinning class takes place downstairs on the lowest floor with access via a spiral staircase. The toilets are on the same floor.

      • About the Teacher:

        I bought my first Rigid Heddle Loom some years ago, and have never looked back!  I have a variety of looms at home, but am usually found working on my 48” rigid heddle creating Alchemy Blankets, which are made to commission from people’s leftover yarn and special “memory” yarns. 

        The magic of the weaving leftover yarns together never fails to amaze and mystify me, hence the name I have given to these blankets.

        I love to weave with mixed weights and textures, including roving, chunky yarn, lace-weight yarn and even strips of ribbon and pompoms, and I often make these pieces into bags or project bags for knitting. 

        Although I have given some thought to moving to a floor loom, I honestly believe that I can weave every type of thing I could wish for on an honest, simple rigid heddle loom. And I can show you how too!

      • You can find me under Hugs From Clara on Facebook, or @clarapeggoty on Instagram.

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