Heather Stead
Hand Spinner

Venue: 02. Kittys Cottage, 40 Belper Lane, Belper, DE56 2UQ

I am a hand Spinner and Shepherd who came to my craft when i bought some sheep about 15 years ago. I wanted a rare breed and have worked hard to promote the Leicester Longwool at many events all over the country,spinning at country shows, wool events, castles and medieval re-enactments and even been on Country file.
With such lovely curly locks i experiment with felting,dyeing,spinning,knitting,crochet and lace making. Recently i have begun to weave on a rigid Heddle loom.
I am a primary school teacher and enjoy sharing my ideas with children and adults alike. I share my passion for all things woolly by giving talks and writing articles and set people off on their spinning journey.

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