What you'll do
Having fun learning to spin, learning to eco dye fleece, wool or fabrics... washing fleece, carding fleece, knitting - you decide on the activity/activities you want to experience, and the amount of time you want to spend. We'll get you started right from where you are at. At the end of our time together, you will have gathered some skills that you can continue to develop at home (or come for another session :-). I am excited to share the joy of these activities. I can show you first steps to learn spinning without using a spinning wheel or any type of equipment, I can show you how to spin with a supported spindle or on a spinning wheel. We can collect leaves and start eco dyeing some pieces of fabrics (wool or silk works best). We will talk in advance about the content of the experience so that you get exactly what you would like to have. If you prefer a different date or more hours, please contact me through this listing, I will setup an experience according to your wishes. In case you are on holiday here, please also check my guesthouse listing (www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/29492410). Thanks for your interest, I am very much looking forward to having some fun together! Heide
I started spinning in 2017 and got addicted from the first moment on. Since then I have spend hundreds of hours spinning fleece - learnt to wash it, card it, spin fleece un-carded, dye it, knit it, create art yarns.... it's never ending. During that time I had many opportunities to show others how to spin, which I love nearly as much as spinning itself. Spinning is the most relaxing activity I ever found - and so satisfying because there will be a visible result, even after a short amount of time. Eco Dyeing pretty much goes hand in hand with spinning, it is a lot of fun:-)
We offer filtered water, tea and coffee for our guest
Depending on the experience you choose, I will prepare fleece, fabrics, eco dye materials etc.
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Where you'll be
The experience will be at the place where I live - a beautiful rural lifestyle setting close to golf course, beach and town of Otaki, New Zealand. We look out into our paddocks, back yard, garden or to the golf course. If the weather is wonderful we can even sit outside on the shaded deck for some of the activities.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 1 guest ages 10 and up can attend. This experience is for beginners - hand spinning, eco dyeing
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience addresses beginners in the skills mentioned (hand spinning wool, eco dyeing). The cost of the experience includes all materials needed, as well as preparation for materials.
Beginner Hand Spinning Wool/Eco Dyeing