Free Fibre Sampling
One thing we hear a lot is just how difficult in can be to choose fibres by looking at a website. Colour, texture, handling…. None of these can be conveyed with complete accuracy by any online store, but we have a solution.
Come along to the shop and give them a go. We welcome sample spinners and felters to visit and try as many different fibres as you like, with absolutely no commitment to buy, and all for no charge. Simply bring your wheel, or borrow one of ours, and you can spend the whole day trying new and interesting fibres.
Free use of all our fibres, subject to availability. Some exotic fibres, such as musk ox down and vicunia may not be included due to their very high value.
Free use of display wheels and carders. If you know you would like to try a certain piece of equipment please let us know beforehand.
We have a dedicated display area situated in our garden and adjacent to the shop with wheels and carders set up ready to use. In summer there is also a gazebo covered decking area.
There is table space for up to 4 felters. All you need to bring is your normal felting kit. We provide all the sampling fibres free of charge.
We have kettle with tea and coffee. If making a day of it there is a good sandwich shop in the village and two pubs.
No formal tuition is included. We will be on hand to offer tips and advice, but for the majority of the day you’ll be left to yourself.
Please ensure that only small amounts of each fibre are used at any one time, just enough to get a feel for the fibre and how it handles. We don't have a definite rule how much to use, but please ensure you are "sample" spinning or felting
Please contact the office in order to book your Try Before You Buy day. No charges just the sorting out of a day.