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We are lucky to have this opportunity to have onboard the UK's leading expert on spinning, Valerie Truepenny. Valerie has been spinning for over 40 years and has demonstrated to over 100,000 people throughout that time and given hands on spinning tuition to an amazing 10,000 people and counting. Valerie gives spinning demonstrations at the National Trust at Tattershall Castle and has done so for over 18 years. She also teaches in primary schools in Lincolnshire. She tirelessly works to give as many children (and adults) the opportunity to try spinning themselves and has taught people from many nationalities from just 3 years old to her oldest of 95 years old.
Amazingly, not only has Valerie spun
every different type of wool available in the British Isles (and there are a good many) but she has successfully spun bamboo fibre, alpaca, mohair and even human hair ! Sometimes people have sadly lost a pet and Valerie has spun from dog hair to make a teddy bear as a keep-sake, making it a fitting tribute. This is very rare and very hard work though. With the credit crunch and many people reverting to making things themselves, we are pleased to work in association with Valerie and help her to get the message across about the increasingly popular craft of wool spinning. If you are interested in booking a spinning class with Valerie then please feel free to send your request via our contact form or email -- valerie [at] wellcultivated.co.uk Valerie specialises in teaching adults individually and in groups and also primary school aged children and is CRB checked. Spinning is a great idea for "show and tell" in schools and for giving children an insight to the very origins of fabric and it's properties.