Do you wish to learn to spin your yarn by wheel? Then you have the opportunity to join our course in hand-spun threads by a wheel.
The class takes place in a cosy setting at our wool shop at Hjelteryggen, 20 minutes from Bergen city centre.
You will learn how to spin and ply the threads with a wheel, and you will also learn how to prepare the wool by hand carding and a carding machine.
You will try different techniques adapted to your requests and skills, and the aim is for you to finish a full skein of 2-plied yarn.
The instructor gives you a thorough introduction to the wheel and how it functions and prepares the wool for spinning.
If you are a beginner, the course gives you a thorough introduction to the world of hand-spun yarns. If you are an experienced spinner, you have the opportunity to learn new techniques.
There will be a maximum of four participants on the course to ensure each participant's training quality.
The day is a 1-day course and an inspiration day, where you get a taste of spinning your yarn with a wheel.
The day offers:
- knowledge of different wool and sheep breeds
- fibre handling
- carding of wool
- how to hand spin wool
- how to make 2-plied yarn
The focus is on the skills and not the amount of yarn you can bring home.
You borrow the needed equipment on the course.
We use wool from a herd of Old Norse sheep that grazes in the sea gap in Øygarden. The yarn is soft and delicate, contains a lot of lanolin and provides durable thread.
The price includes:
- Refreshments with coffee, tea and snacks.
- One full skein of yarn.
- Fibrous material used during the day.
- Course booklet so you can continue to spin on at home.
After registering for the course, download the PDF-file with more information about the day.
The registration is binding upon purchase.