Welcome to Hilltop Spinning and Weaving

Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Sue Chitty. I have had a passion for handspinning, weaving and dyeing all my adult life, earning my Bradford Diploma in Handspinning and Weaving in 1985. I started my business in 1990 to enable me to share my skills and expertise, specialising in teaching how to spin on a wheel or drop spindle or weave on various looms.

I also provide other enthusiasts with an easily accessible way of purchasing specialist equipment, being an official agent for the extensive Ashford range of textile equipment, manufactured in New Zealand. Ashford wheels were first made in 1938 by the owner Walter. The Traditional wheel can be found throughout the world and over 350,000 have been sold.

My aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed personal experience for all customers, whether beginners, those with some experience or those of you with advanced skills. I am open for personal visits by appointment only, but am always happy to answer email queries or chat about your requirements.

“Thanks for your informative email… you certainly have a very comprehensive knowledge of spinning wheels and all the information which you give is going to be most useful.” Maria, Nov 2020.

“Just a quick email to thank you for a really fascinating and enjoyable three hours last week. I learned a lot and have an even greater admiration for the skill of spinning and everything that goes before it. You were very generous with your time and very patient with my efforts, which were greatly appreciated.” Pauline