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Learn How to Spin Sheep Wool

Spin sheep wool in this hands-on spinning course with Helen Hickman
10th March 2019


Description

Learn how to spin sheep wool in this hands-on spinning course with Helen Hickman of Nellie & Eve. This course is great if you’re a smallholder and want to use your own fleece or maybe you want to refresh your skills or just fancy having a go at the traditional craft of spinning.

You’ll start by learning how to sort the fleece and card with hand and drum carders, then you’ll take a look at how the spinning wheel works. There will be three different types of spinning wheels for you to try, or bring your own spinning wheel along.

After lunch you’ll get your hands on the spinning wheel and learn how to spin the prepared wool into thread. Once you’ve mastered the basics of spinning Helen will show you how to ply your thread into yarn.

At the end of the day you’ll take home your hand spun yarn.

Sun 10th March 2019 £95.00* 
Sat 19th October 2019           £95.00* 

 


Features

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Workshop

Location

Address
Humble by Nature
Upper Meend Farm
Penallt
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 4RP
01600 714595

O/S Ref: SO 507089

Directions

Humble by Nature is based just outside of Monmouth in the Wye Valley. Easily accessible, situated close to the M4, M5 and M50.

From the North, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye & M50

Take the A40 Southbound exiting at Monmouth, follow signposts to the B4293 directing you through two left turns towards Trellech/ Chepstow. After the series of bends the road straightens and at the top of the hill, with views on your right, take the first left hand turn, signposted towards Penallt. Continue for approximately 1 mile, taking the next available left - signposted 'The Craig/ No through rd'. Humble by Nature is the first entrance on the left.

From the east, Bristol & the M4

Exiting the M4 towards Chepstow and the Old Severn Crossing, follow signposts along the A466 to Chepstow Racecourse. At the Racecourse take the first exit at the roundabout signposted B4293 to Devauden. Continue along this road passing through Devauden, Llanishen and Trelleck. Almost 3 miles after Trellech, with magnificent views on your left, take a sharp right signposted Penallt. Continue for approximately 1 mile, taking the next available left - signposted 'The Craig/ No through rd'. Humble by Nature is the first entrance on the left.

If using a Sat Nav please do not take the turning marked 'Old Church Penallt'. The turning for 'The Craig' is 100m away on the same side of the road as you leave Penallt heading towards Monmouth.

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  • Monmouth

Venue


Humble by Nature

Humble by Nature’s is a working farm and rural skills centre owned by broadcaster Kate Humble, based in Penallt just outside Monmouth.

Attraction in or near Monmouth