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Workshop/Course, from 3 Jul 2018

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Spinning on a Spinning Wheel workshop at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke.

Details

During this fascinating day, Marion will teach you all about different types of sheep and their fleeces, their various merits and different uses with many samples to explore. You will learn about the meaning and importance of crimp and lustre and why some fleeces are easily spun, whereas others are not. You will learn how to prepare the fibres using hand carders and how to spin using a drop spindle and see the difference in the yarn that is produced from drop spindle compared to the wheel that you will use later in the afternoon. The rest of the day you'll be working on your own spinning wheel, learning how to use the Niddy Noddy and how to ply art yarns for wonderful effect.

Everyone will go home with a skein or two of handspun yarn from a sheep's fleece to something you can crochet or knit in just one day!

Marion arrives with spinning wheels & drop spindles for everyone. She will take students through every process involved in preparing wool - from the fleece - to carding, cleaning, preparing the fibres to different ways to spin. A lovely woolly day.

Marion Woolcott is an experienced spinner, weaver, dyer, knitter and crocheter as well as being a tutor and designer. She has taught many individuals and groups different aspects of spinning, specialising in producing exciting fancy yarns. Marion is also a founder member of The Wool Clip co-operative, where she sells her fine silk and merino woven scarves, yarns and clothing. Marion designs and sells patterns and kits inspired by her hand dyed yarns.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 9 Oct 2018 09:30 to 15:30
The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with quirky opening times.
For 2018 we open in June July and August to walkers (no public parking available on site) on Friday afternoons 12-6pm, Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm.
If you are a cyclist on the C2C or End to End or just passing we can hopefully offer something each day June July or August 10-6pm if we are about and available. Seasonal opening only.

Prices

Adults £75.00 inclusive of refreshments.

Facilities

  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Contact

Annie Swarbrick

017684 83984

Address

Greystoke,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Directions

On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days.

Penrith railway station 5 miles.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesChildren's menu

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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