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Spin your own yarn on a spinning wheel

6 hours of discovery with Sofia and Nessa

Knowledge in yarn spinning

Your own spun yarn


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The workshop in detail

  • 6h
  • 1 participant max
  • 15 years min.
  • In this six-hour workshop, Sofia will delve into the craft of yarn spinning.

    The session commences with an introduction to the different types of spinning wheels and how they operate. 

    Participants will then be guided through the fundamental process of fibre preparation, including fibre carding and combing techniques essential for aligning fibres in a way that facilitates the spinning of threads. 

    As the workshop progresses, attendees will cover pull and draw techniques to suit different spinning wheels, empowering attendees with the skills to spin yarn with precision and care. The workshop will further explore the significance of twist direction in the art of yarn-making. 

    Finally, participants will learn about plying yarns, a technique that combines two or more strands of yarn to produce a finished product that is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.

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    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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    Textile designers

    Sofia, a Swedish native who has made London her home, is a former teacher who has pivoted her career towards her passion for textiles, specifically in the spinning of yarn and working with wool.

    With a rich educational background that includes a BA in Textiles and an MA in Textile Design, Nessa brings over fifteen years of experience to her craft. She aims to use her creative skills to contribute positively to the well-being of others. 

    Sofia and Nessa guide individuals on a journey to uncover and harness their creative potential. Their studio, characterised by its luminous and inviting atmosphere, houses the spinning wheel—an instrument that not only commands attention but also symbolises the dynamic nature of their work.

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