Come spend three days learning the craft of spinning wool using Trill Farm's beautiful Gotland wool.

There will be an opportunity to use spinning wheels, spindles, wool combs, and hand and drum carders. By the end of three days you will be familiar with the equipment and will have spun several small skeins of yarn for use in knitting, weaving or as accent yarn in felted items. We will explore the difference between woollen and worsted preparation and why we would choose one technique over the other. There will be a handout with basic information to enable you to carry one with this craft at home.

The tutor has spinning wheels available for use but please contact us when you the course begins to reserve one. If you have your own spinning wheel please do bring it along as well as, carders and/or a dog comb if you have them, an apron, a notebook and pen.

Course Leader - Jane Deane

Jane Deane is a textile designer and tutor, working with fibre, yarn and dyes. A member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen she has been spinning for over 40 years and has a particular love of natural fibres. She has taught widely in the UK and abroad and is co-author of Creative Spinning (Octopus, 2007), as well as articles in textile publications. A qualified teacher, she has been using, studying and teaching dyeing with natural dyes for many years, both in the UK and abroad.


Course times: 10am - 4.30pm
Includes a delicious organic lunch both days.

This is a non-residential course. Please contact us if you would like to organise accommodation in our eco-guesthouse.