Heather’s Woolly Workshop

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    Start date23/06/2024
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    Start Time10am
    End Time4pm
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    LocationBraziers Park School, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN.
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    Price£65 (optional accommodation £100)

One-day workshop with Heather Banyard.

On this course, held in the lovely grounds at Braziers Park with the beautiful Grade 1 listed barn on standby for rainy moments, Heather will lead you step-by-step through the basics of spinning using a Basque-style spindle.

First, you will be shown how to card your wool so it is ready for spinning, and then you will be guided how to draft and spin the wool to make colourful yarn. Heather will be on hand to answer any of your questions. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at a spinning wheel and/or weave using a loom, time permitting.

All materials provided. There will be plenty of coloured wool on hand for you to mix and match, but if you have some wool you would like to try out, feel free to bring it along. If you want to keep your spindle after the course, spindles will be offered to participants at a discounted price of £8.

As a Braziers Park resident, Heather has been spinning wool intensively for the last year and a half. She enjoys the rhythmic process of spinning and wishes to pass on her enthusiasm to others. As well as spinning, Heather is a keen wildlife enthusiast and monitors the wildlife at Braziers Park.

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