Sue Chitty - Hilltop Owner
Sue Chitty specialises in teaching people to learn how to Spin on a Spinning Wheel or Drop Spindle; Weave on various looms. These courses are now starting up again with Covid-19 health and safety precautions taking place. Please wear a face mask when attending and bring your own picnic lunch and drinking cup. A visor will be worn by Sue and will be offered to you while the course takes place. If you have an conncerns, please let Sue know, so that they can be addressed. Disinfectant and hand wash will be available. One to One courses are run by Sue who earned her Bradford Diploma in Handspinning and Weaving in 1985. If you are trying to upgrade your skills then email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is the time to get some dyeing done, the days are long and enable good drying conditions outside. Natural Dyeing using all the parts of plants, a Natural Dye kit £30. An Indigo Dye Kit at £16 is available. There is the Easy Peasy Dye Kit for Wool and Silk £22 - 100g fibre/yarn takes10 minutes in a microwave or 30 minutes on your cooking hob to dye. An Easy Peasy Dye Kit for Cotton £25 which does not need heat but needs preparing of cotton fabric before dyeing. Postage and packing is not included. Email: email@example.com
Whilst we all have more spare time at home, let us use it constructively and create something that will distract us from the present situation and put a smile upon our faces again and get through this period of transition.
For an insight on what a One to One course with Sue could entail visit the TUITION page of this web site.
Sue has been an official agent/dealer for the Ashford range of textile equipment, made in New Zealand, since 1990. Sue provides an extensive range of products and offers expert help and advice. Sue has been a spinner, weaver and dyer since 1974. The retail side of this business is still working via mail order, email: sales @handpsin.co.uk or Telephone 01303 862617. Sue has a range of stock available for sale and can order from her supplier of Ashford goods from New Zealand. There might be a longer delay than usual because of Covid-19 because the company who manufactures Ashford are in New Zealand, they are coming out of lockdown now. The rest of the world is in this dilemma so the logistics are complicated.
I have goods stocks of Knitters Looms which are a folding loom with a bag, which you can fold whilst your weaving work is in progress. The Knitters Loom pictures seem to have disappeared from my site and I am looking for them. In the meantime please go to the manufacturer's website - www.ashford.co.nz to see how the loom works, they have a tuition video to watch which will prove useful. The mail order part of my business is working, so phone 01303 862617 leave a message as to when it is convenient to call you back. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you.
Sue hopes that you enjoy visiting www.handspin.co.uk website which Bill created and updated until his death in 2018. Sue offers a very personal service.
Telephone 01303 862617 and leave a message if there is no reply or send an email to: email@example.com
All Prices Current as at
1 March 2020
Easy Peasy Dyes for Wool and Silk - needs heat, hob or microwave
Easy Peasy Dye for Cotton - cold dye
Feltmaking - Needle Felting or Wet.
We sell Ashford spinning wheels, looms, spare parts and accessories.
The Knitters Loom is a portable loom that folds up into a bag that enables you to weave on the loom and travel with work in progress.
MERINO prepared woollen top ready to spin or felt.
22 Microns in diameter
1 micron = 1 millionth of a metre
Human hair averages around 45 Microns