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Wool Spinning Experience

Wool Spinning Experience

Details

Here you can view how Herdwick wool is prepared for spinning. The fleeces are laid out and sorted, before being carded into ‘rolags’ for spinning. Watch as the fleece is turned into yarn, ready for knitting or weaving into strong fabric. You are encouraged to feel the fleece and yarn, as well as being able to have a go with drop-spindles or simple weaving.
On the course you will learn how to spin on a drop-spindle, then a spinning-wheel, and turn the yarn into a skein, ready to take home with instructions on finishing the yarn and materials to create a small project.
The experience is great for all ages and abilities.

Opening details

Duration - 2 hours approx.

10:00am & 2:00pm

Prices

£30 per person, including lunch in The Farm Cafe
(Booking essential. Groups up to 4 people)

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Address

Grassgarth Lane,
Ings,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9PL

Directions

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Map reference: SD 466983  Lat: 54.37769 Long: -2.82274

Parking: free

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