Nicola Rudd will be running 2 workshops at Cheshire Fibre Festival covering weaving and spinning.

Her morning workshop will teach you how to spin using a Dizzy Sheep spinner.

If you haven’t tried this then you will be amazed at how quickly you can learn to spin and you may become addicted!  Plus you will learn all the basics of spinning without having to learn how to use a spinning wheel (of course once you’ve learnt spinning a wheel may be in your future!).  The workshop starts at 9.30am and runs for 2 hours.  It’s suitable for absolute beginners, both adults and children age 8 upwards (no experience necessary) and costs £15 which includes hand dyed fibre. There is an opportunity to purchase a Dizzy Spinning Kit at a reduced rate at the end of the workshop if you wish.

In the  afternoon, Nic will be running a three hour workshop on weaving using a palm loom. The workshop will start with weaving a coaster or small piece of art (your choice!) in plain weave and will move onto more complex patterns. It starts at 1pm  and is suitable for absolute beginners, both adults and children age 8 upwards (no experience necessary) and costs £20 which includes hand-dyed yarn. There is an opportunity to purchase a palm loom kit at a reduced rate at the end of the workshop if desired.

If you wish to book a place on either (or both!) of these workshops, you can find them in the Nic’s shop Yarns from the Plain alternatively, drop her an email at

Nic will also have her shop open in the mini marketplace at lunchtime – a great opportunity to stock up on her luscious yarn and kits!

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Happy knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning xxx