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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Spinning wool with a spinning wheel

Tineke van der Zweep - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
2 hours
€ 25
Minimum age:
For all ages
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september


This workshop teaches you how to turn loose wool fibres into thread with a spinning wheel. The washed wool will be carded with carding brushes to make spinning easier. You will go home with a nice thread.  


Tineke van der Zweep runs an artisanal machine wool spinning mill in northern Friesland. “I have been working with wool and making woolen clothes for years. I teach workshops in spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving and sewing. My inspiration is the wad, both for the designs and the colours. Wool is a fantastic natural product with many benefits and is widely available. It is warm, durable and has endless possibilities for processing. It is a wonderful product that I can’t get enough of.”  


This workshop is organised in collaboration with Pleed Foundation. “Wool is a beautiful natural material that has kept us warm for centuries. Yet most wool from the 800,000 Dutch sheep is discarded as waste or even ends up in the incinerator. At the same time, we massively buy cheap clothes made of polluting synthetic fibres from low-wage countries. Community initiative Pleed explores how wool can be made of value again.”  

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