Somerset Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers


Forthcoming Workshops

 A series of spinning workshops over the spring and summer:

Venue: Spinners and Weavers Workshop, Sweethay Studio, Taunton TA3 7HG

Tutor: Margaret Knight


Beginners Spinning Workshops: 9th April and 7th May 2018

For total beginners or those wishing to take a refresher course


Intermediate Workshop: 21st May 2018

Progression to designing commercial yarns including long draw spinning and Navajo plying


Cotton Spinning: 28th May 2018

Learn to spin all types of cotton and use a charka


Fancy Yarns Weekend: 30th June & 1st July 2018

Learn to spin a variety of fancy yarns – e.g. boucle, slub, cable


Silk Workshop: 16th July 2018

Spin a variety of different silks


Flax Spinning: 6th August 2018

Learn to prepare a strick and spin(fibres cost extra unless you bring your own)


English Wool Combing: 27th August 2018

Prepare and use English wool combs and produce true worsted spinning


All workshops are £40 per day except the Fancy Yarns Weekend, which is £75 for the two days. The Flax workshop is £40 but £10 more if flax strick required. All fibres for other workshops included in price. You may bring your own if you wish.


All places can be reserved with a deposit of half the cost. Only 4 places per day per workshop except Fancy Yarns, which is 6 places.


For more details contact: Margaret Knight, 3, The Beacon, Ilminster TA19 9AH

Email:       Tel: 01460 54498