Learn To Spin Yarn Retreat 2022

Learn To Spin Yarn Retreat 2022

July 29th - 31st - Mid Wales

 

Learn how to spin your own yarn for complete beginners.

Come and give yourself some time to relax.
Enjoy a beautiful and peaceful environment in the Welsh hills.
Have fun spinning your first yarns and carding your fiber.
Have all the time you need to be creative.
You are welcome to enjoy the land and practice your yarn spinning outside between lessons.
 
 

Learn To Spin Yarn Beginners Handspun Wool Retreat 105Craft Holidays Handspinning Retreat 1

 

Held up here in these stunning Welsh hills at our little retreat centre, a beautiful space, with peaceful accommodation, and full of creative energy! If weather allows we may be able to light the campfire and spin yarn together outside.

Friday - Arrive from 2pm and settle into the cabin, then meet in the studio to get your fiber parcels, and unwrap your fiber selection box for an evening of learning to card your wools to prepare it for handspinning on Saturday.

Saturday - Morning session - Spin your first skein of yarn. Evening - Spinalong with help whenever needed.

Sunday - Morning session - How to ply your yarn into a two ply, and how to skein and set your yarns. Afternoon demo - Creative carding of colours, textures and scraps, fun fiber prep for something exciting to spin when you get home.

 

(There is an option available to extend your stay after the retreat if you would love some extra retreat time, and book extra one to one lessons if you would love to immerse yourself and learn even more - See extras availabe at the bottom of the page)

 


There are only 3 residential spaces, and two daytime passes for local people available.

Accommodation available is as follows:

* Shared cabin - 3 spaces available - The cabin is open plan with 3 beds, a sofa, a shared kitchen area with a fridge, sink (running cold water only - kettle for boiling washing up water) a double hotplate stove. The shared bathroom is in little bathroom cabin, with toilet, sink, shower and micro bath, hot and cold water, is outdoors, situated right next to the cabin.

* The Fairy Pod - 1 space available - The pod is a beautiful outdoor bedroom, with double bed. Shared kitchen space is available in the cabin (please see details of kitchen above on the shared cabin) or you can bring a camping stove if you would like to do some outdoor cooking. The shared bathroom is in little bathroom cabin, with toilet, sink, shower and micro bath, hot and cold water, is outdoors, situated nearby.

* The bow top wagon - 1 space available - The wagon is a beautiful vintage style little wooden caravan, with a small double bed and bench seating inside. Shared kitchen space is available in the cabin (please see details of kitchen above on the shared cabin) or you can bring a camping stove if you would like to do some outdoor cooking. The shared bathroom is in little bathroom cabin, with toilet, sink, shower and micro bath, hot and cold water, is outdoors, situated nearby.

* One space is available for a campervan

 

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Travel & getting here

If you are travelling from abroad - the nearest airports are Birmingham & Liverpool. Train travel - the nearest train stations are Welshpool & Newtown. There are busses to our most local town, we can do a pick up from here. By car - let us know where you are travelling from when you book, and Luke will send you really good simple directions to follow.

 

Prices:

Residential retreat weekend (in shared cabin, fairy pod, or bow top wagon) - £295

Campervan weekend - £195

Non residential weekend - £155

Prices include accommodation for residential guests, activities or classes planned, fiber for spinning, bedding and towels for booked accommodation, teas and coffee.

  

You will need to bring with you: 

Your own spinning wheel - Must be in good working order for spinning with if you have bought a second hand wheel! Please make sure you label your equipment incase someone else has the same.

Carding batts - For preparing and blending your fibers

Food for throughout your stay - bring along what you would love to eat throughout your stay (there are local supermarkets & shops in nearby towns of Welshpool & Newtown, and a Spar shop in Montgomery) There is a small shared kitchen space in the cabin, and a fridges with freezer to share space in. (you are welcome to share meals together if there are any others staying who would also love to do shared meals together, or you are very welcome to make your own food, please do whatever you feel happiest to do). All shared spaces must be kept clean and tidy after use, for everyone to enjoy a relaxed space together, thank you x

Suitable footwear - if you enjoy walks and would love to explore the local countryside. Hopefully the weather will be dry, but just incase you may need to bring along a pair of wellies and a raincoat.

House slippers - all the indoor spaces are shoe free.

 

 

Extras available on the retreat:

Studio shop - Creative fiber packs, hand dyed rovings, merino wool, handmade crochet hooks, knitting needles, drop spindles, Lea's art & creations

Any extra lessons per hour one to one - £20 - So you can choose to extend your stay if you would love to take extra lessons.
So if you want to learn how to weave or crochet with your handspun yarns, simple creative knitting, or further your spinning knowledge, you can book your lesson one to one.

Extend your stay to relax for a longer retreat - Accommodation - £70 per night

  

 

 

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