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Workshop/Course, from 10 Mar 2019, £95

Learn to Spin Sheep Wool

Learn to Spin Sheep Wool

Learn to Spin Sheep Wool

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Humble By Nature,
Penallt,
Nr. Monmouth,
NP25 4RP

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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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 10 Mar 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:00 to 16:00

Directions

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Map reference: SO 507089  Lat: 51.77722 Long: -2.71580

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.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups