Celia Gwynn – ‘THE SPINNING LADY’ - from near Chelmsford, Essex in the U.K.

Photo by Celia Gwynn

If you love knitting or crocheting, why not make something completely unique for yourself, or as a present, by using a Hand Spun Thread.

Most of my yarns are 100% pure wool. I advise which breed of sheep the wool is from & detail on the label if it contains other luxury fibres. I choose sheep fleece & other soft fibres like Alpaca & Silk & hand spin it using an ancient technic known as ‘Long Draw’. I’m called ‘The Spinning Lady’ because I always demonstrate spinning beside my stand at events.

After spinning & plying, I put several skeins together to form a pack to make the quantity required for one of the knitting patterns I’ve designed. I hand dye these packs - one at a time - so each pack is absolutely individual. I also sell loose skeins of yarn for smaller items. Come along & choose from the selection of yarns on my display at events, see ‘Celia's Events page or click here’, - or contact me.

More information about my spinning, plus details of my Inkle Loom weaving & Card Making & woven seed bead jewellery can be found on ‘Celia & her crafts’ page.

Alongside my yarns I sell a small range of Lanolin items which are made by a family chemist in Bradford in Yorkshire. These are a by product of the cleaning process at the mills. See the ‘About Lanolin’ page or place an order via the‘Order’ page.

I am happy to give talks to groups of all sizes. Please contact me to discuss.

Photo by Keith Thompson

I am currently a member of the following organisations -:

Essex Craft Guild (Essexcraftguild.org.uk)

The Guild of Long Draw Spinners (www.longdrawspinners.org)

The Middle Essex Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers (www.spinandweave.org.uk)