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Spinning and Weaving Course

A workshop that takes you from the source to the finish

Enjoy a creative workshop that takes you from the source 

to the finished product.

Join Annie Nickerson - Burnt Fen Alpacas, and Julia Symonds - Textilia for a two day workshop exploring the wonderful world of Alpacas and their luxurious fleece.

Enjoy the process and feel of working with beautiful natural fibres to make your own hand spun & woven Journal Cover.

Spinning in the Countryside

The countryside workshop will be held in Annie’s Mongolian yurt in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. You will spin your own alpaca yarn ready to weave into a journal cover on day 2 and get the chance to meet Annie’s lovely alpacas.

at Burnt Fen Alpacas, Horning. NR12 8LA. 

Weaving in Norwich

In the heart of Norwich’s historical textile area enjoy weaving your yarn. You will make enough woven fabric to create a lined & reusable journal cover for you to take home.

at Textilia, Norwich. NR3 1DJ. 

Course Costs and Timing

Both days run from 10am to 4pm and include materials, refreshments a delicious homemade lunch and afternoon cake. The course cost is £160 for both days and has a maximum of 6 spaces. 

For more information or to book your place please Email Annie

Student Comments

I cannot recommend this course highly enough! My friend and I attended, completely new to both spinning and weaving. We had the best time. The location on the first day is just lovely...relaxed, beautiful and really up close and personal with the stunning alpacas. The second day is spent in central Norwich in a wonderfully calming and very happy studio. Annie and Julia are kind, patient, and fun hosts with excellent knowledge and really good teaching skills. The course takes you from spinning your own alpaca wool (you will know exactly which darling one loaned you the fleece ;)) to making your very own woven book cover. The meals provided were delicious too.

Go...don't hesitate. ;)  

I attended one of these wonderful 2-day workshops earlier this year. It was a fab contrast between day 1 in a cosy, fairy light bedecked yurt where Annie and Julia showed great patience in helping me to spin my first ever skein of beautiful soft alpaca yarn, and day 2 in Julia's light and airy studio I the city where I learned to weave. What did I love? The gorgeous Burnt Fen alpacas, the excellent lunches, the skilled tutoring, the great company, the lovely settings, my finished product, having the time and space to enjoy two days of creativity and learning a new skill. What didn't I love? Nothing, except having to go back to the day job afterwards. I enjoyed it so much my husband and I are going back to Burnt Fen for another spinning session later this year!

Course Dates 2021               

Thurs 3rd & Friday 4th June            FULLY  BOOKED

Wed 7th & Thurs 8th July                 FULLY  BOOKED

Thurs 28th & Fri 29th October        FULLY BOOKED

Please do Email or call me on 01692 630553 to discuss the details of the course​.