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 Wild Wool Workshop

Workshop Dates 2021

All workshop dates are subject to change according to Government coronavirus legislation and social distancing restrictions.

Come to the The Wild Wool Workshop and learn traditional Crafts in the atmospheric surroundings. of the 500 year old Wild Wool Barn. you can learn the versatility of the Herdwick wool with Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Crochet and a host of other crafts.

I teach many of the spinning and weaving courses in the barn and this year we will be introducing new, exciting expert tutors to add to the workshops on offer.

I have been teaching crafts for over 20 years, with the National Trust, in schools and galleries and the long- running craft club at The Fox and Hounds pub in, Ennerdale Bridge. I am a qualified adult education tutor and member of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers .

Courses are booking up fast and some are now full. Please contact Susan or check out events on Facebook Events, for latest updates.

At the Wild Wool Barn you can learn to work with Wool in so many different ways.


Spinning, Weaving and Rug-making One and two day, and residential courses




Wild Woolly Wednesday Workshops –  Relaxed craft and Craic club, classes  on a Wednesday once a month exploring a new craft using Herdwick in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.   Make a purse, crochet mats, felt baubles and flowers or create Herdwick felted jewellery.

Fun Friday Drop in and Spin – Every Friday afternoon from 1-3pm bring your wheel or use one of ours to improve your spinning in a friendly atmosphere (some spinning knowledge required)

Inspirational hands-on courses for KS1 & 2 Art and Design

Inspirational hands-on courses for KS1 & 2 Art and Design, using  Weaving and Felting to explore textile production and creative crafts. Come to the Workshop or can be delivered in school.

Spinning Herdwick in Ennerdale

A Talk  for Community Groups, WI and Outreach.   "Spinning Herdwick in Ennerdale - and why Beatrix Potter visited my bathroom".

Weaving Parties / Design your Own- Courses

Family Holiday Crafts and Party NightsMany crafts are ideal for an afternoon activity while on holiday.  Or you can organise your own crafting themed party?  Have fun making your chosen craft and then party on into the night overlooking Ennerdale water.