Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

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Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #272802 skeast
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:32 pm

So I have this mad idea, I want to have a go at making my own yarn. Maybe [would be cool] sheer sheep, process and clean yarn, dye with natural colours and then leave with enough to knit up something.

Anyone know of any courses ? or willing to share the skills ? or want to do this too ?

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Re: Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #272820 Green Aura
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:59 am

Have a look at the Guild of spinners, weavers and dyers website - they have a directory. I went on a spinning course in October, in Perth, and had a splendid time. She also does some dyeing courses, so if you want her contact details pm me. I'm sure there will be others, just as good, a lot closer to you though.
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Re: Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #272916 becks77
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:54 am

There are quite a few of us on here who do this already, Me ncluded apart from sheering which I would love to learn. So ask away what do you need to know? :icon_smile:
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Re: Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #272949 skeast
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi Becks

Thanks for reply. Right now, I know nothing ! I knit a bit and just fancy the idea of doing something like this, with a group of similarly interested people, learning some skills, sharing some laughs, etc. Will keep searching...

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Re: Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #272964 becks77
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:35 am

Okie dokie, theres some groups on ravelry that might be useful then ,and your local spinners weavers and dyers guild will certainly be very useful www.wsd.org.uk is the national and you will be able to find local ones from there. But seriously get yoursef a fleece ( they'll be shearing soon dont pay over £5 is my advice or free is better if you can find a local farmer) then look on the internet for how to skirt, scour and clean it then play around with the fibre and have fun :iconbiggrin:
Also I'm no expert but feel free to get in touch
ps there was a whole piece that Red put together with regard scouring and washing on here somwhere. and remember theres no set ways how to do things
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Re: Want course on yarn dyeing and spinning

Post: #273056 Pumkinpie
Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:49 pm

Have a look around your area and see if there are any local groups who process and spin the wool. The best way to learn is from others who already do what you want to do. I joined a local craft club and I am learning all sorts of exciting things. One of the regulars is a spinner and processes her own wool so we are all going to have a go. Next week is smelting, such variety and lots to learn.
Hope you manage to find what you need to get you started it does look fun and it would be great to say you made some thing from a raw fleece.


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