Want to learn to spin your own yarn?I am now anAshford handicrafts dealer and able to give spinning lessons on a limited basis. I can match most online prices. Free lesson with purchase of a wheel.
More info to be added soon. In the meantime, contact me for details.
I love fiber arts as an extension of my rabbit habit. Spinning and knitting are a relaxing way to spend ones evenings. Here are just a few photos of what we have been up to. Currently I am going through a phase where I experiment with alpaca, mohair, merino, longwool breeds and silk to discover what blends best with angora. My children particularly enjoy helping me blend on the drum carder.
After a brief stint using acid-dyes I am teaching myself to work with naturally sourced dyes like cochineal, indigo, chamomile, onion, madder and woad. I feel my background in bio-medical research has helped reduce the learning curve involved with natural dyeing.
Eventually I wouldn't mind giving spinning and dyeing lessons, but until then I am trying to improve my craft by creating beautiful things for my family.