We teach heritage crafts in rural areas of East Sussex and Kent. Crafts such as Hand Spinning, Tapestry Weaving, Knitting, Crochet and Locker Hooking are popular with all ages. Our small groups of learners are aged 12 years upwards (our eldest so far 85 years). All equipment and materials are provided but learners are encouraged to bring their own if they so wish. There is tea, coffee, biscuits and cake throughout the learning time. Our teaching methods are relaxed and fun. We encourage learners to keep in touch with us and each other, post learning, for friendship and craft support.

Hand Spinning Course

You will learn how to use a spinning wheel and a drop spindle. There will be the opportunity to try at least 2 different spinning wheels.  The course covers co-ordination and drafting skills, hand carding and fleece preparation. You will produce 2 bobbins of yarn over 2 days.   Guidance, when buying a spinning wheel, maintenance and the mechanics of a wheel is also available.  There is also the opportunity for ongoing support after the course.

All materials and equipment are supplied.   You are welcome to bring your own wheel if you prefer.

Bring a packed lunch.          Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Cake and Fun supplied.
Our next course is 23rd June and 14th July, 2024 held at Burwash Common Pavilion, Etchingham,
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We demonstrate heritage crafts in rural areas of East Sussex, Kent and beyond. We show and sell our plant dyed yarn, hand spun yarn and hand made garments at Yarn Festivals, Fairs and National Trust venues throughout the year.

Great Dixter House & Gardens, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex.
Hand Spinning Demonstrations
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May, 2024
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August, 2024
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September, 2024
FREE entry to The Great Barn, Nursery & Cafe. You will see Hand Spinning from fleece to yarn. There will be wool garments and accessories to purchase at this gorgeous venue.
Also available: FREE Drop Spindle lesson. Please contact sales@patonanddaughter.co.uk to book a place for your 1-1 tuition.

The Market, Ashburnham Place, Battle

Saturday 6th July, 2024. 9am-1pm

Farmers and Makers selling their wares.  Bringing together local community.  Finest quality.

See our hand knitted garments and felted rugs.

See Instagram:  themarketashburnham






Basket (£20.00)