Summer School

August 2014  - 4-8th Monday-Friday UK only Long Draw Spinning Summer School, Uppingham School, Uppingham, LE15 9QB £220
For beginners and spinners with their own wheels who need help and inspiration to become more accomplished and creative. There are two tutors and time is set aside for spinners with individual projects they wish to progress. Wheels, wool, silk and alpaca fibre included and no previous experience or equipment is necessary. Course includes Techniques - Long draw, worsted, core- spinning. Carding on drum carders and hand carders. Making punies on the Blending board. Yarn types - Art Yarn, Boucle. Principles of design, plying, finishing and qualities of a good yarn. Spinning with Colour - Behaviour of colour in spinning, mixing, blending and dyeing. Equipment - Use of single and double band drive wheels, drum and hand carders, niddy- noddy, Lazy Kate, swift and wool winder. To book tel 01572 820800

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