Sue & Bill Chitty - Hilltop Owners

Sue & Bill Chitty specialise in teaching people to learn how to spin, weave, dye, make felt or knit. One to One courses are run at Hilltop by Sue who earned her Bradford Diploma in Hand Spinning and Weaving in 1985.

In order to maximises the student’s learning experience all of Sue’s courses are ‘One to One’. The benefits to the student are that they do not have to share the tutor’s time or skill with others.

The course fee is all you pay, there are no hidden extras for things like fibres or dyes.

For an insight on what a One to One course with Sue could entail visit the TUITION page of this web site.

We have been dealers for Ashford textile equipment, made in New Zealand,since 1990. We provide their extensive range of products and offer expert help and advice. We have ourselves been spinners, weavers and dyers since 1974.

We hope that you enjoy visiting our web site and look forward to being of service to you. We offer a very personal service and like to speak to our customers.

We are open 7 days a week, 9 am until 9 pm.

All Prices Current: 28 June 2018

Textile Kits.

 Easy Peasy Dyes for wool, silk and cotton.

Natural Dyes



A huge range of spinning wheels, looms, spare parts and accessories.

Hilltop Spinning and Weaving Centre supplies them all.

Hilltop News


22 Microns in diameter
1 micron = 1 millionth of a metre
Human hair averages around 45 Microns


30 Microns in diameter
1 micron = 1 millionth of a metre
Human hair averages around 45 microns

People Ask if I use dyes.

We can supply component parts for Ashford wheels old and new.


Ashford Looms

Ashford Spinning Wheels

Ashford Drop Spindles

We recommend you view these tutorials where a wide range of excellent tuition on pinning, carding, weaving and felt making. These videos and downloadable booklets show basic techniques for textile craftwork and are ideal for anyone new to the spinning and weaving.

Ashford Spinning Wheel Spares


"We offer a personal service and like to speak to our customers - please contact us to learn more"