Workshops & Courses

Create With Fibre

Workshops & Courses

Spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet

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Terms and conditions.

Payment is needed to book a course. If you are sending a cheque,, payment must be made within 7 days to secure booking.

Payment can be made on this website, by phone with a credit card or by sending a cheque.

Phone 01292 550393 to pay over the phone or if you want to send a cheque.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel 30 days or more before the course takes place, the payment can be refunded, minus a £20 booking fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the course, payment cannot be refunded.


If the course does not go ahead for any reason, you will be given a refund. If you are the first one to book a course atJanet's home and there are no other bookings, (does happen on the odd occasion) you will be offered the choice of a 1-1 half day session for the same price or a refund.


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Colour Blending for Spinning Thursday 25th May 2017 10.30-3.30

Janet's home, 29 Dalton Avenue, Dalmellington, AYR, KA6 7QR local accommodation available

Have you ever been disappointed with the results when spinning coloured fibre? Found the colours don't go together? Want to create a unique garment?

Learn to 'paint' with and combine fibres to create your own lovely and unexpected colours.

Learn how to use tone and contrast in garments and projects for amazing results.

Work on a blending board, blending hackle and carders.

Small, cosy course at Janet's home - small numbers and only 5 places available.

Soup and sandwich lunch included.

Cost £60.

Book using the 'Pay Now' button at the top or bottom of this page, phone us on 01292 550393 to pay by card or contact us to pay by cheque.


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Learn to Spin on a spinning wheel Weds 7th June 2017 10.30-3.30

Learn to spin in the comfort of Janet's home. Spinning wheel and fibre provided, soup & sandwich lunch.

Cost £60 Book using the 'pay now button at the top or bottom of this page or phone us on 01292 550393


Indigo Dyeing yarn, fibre & fabric Thurs 15th June 2017 10.30-3.30

Janet's home, 29 Dalton Ave Dalmellington Ayr Scotland KA6 7QR local accommodation available

Indigo is a 'vat' dye and as such a magical process that does not need a direct heat source. Watch the blue colour develop after you lift yarn or fabric out of the vat. Soup and sandwich lunch included.

Cost £60

book using the 'pay now' button at top or bottom of the page or phone 01292 550393, or contact us to pay by credit card




Learn to Spin course for Dumfries Guild of WS&D Sun 18th June 2017 10.30-4

Heathall Community Centre Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Learn to spin in this course specially for Dumfries guild of Spinners Weavers & Dyers. Non members are welcome and the Guild

puts these courses on to encourage people to learn. Two places left

contact Janet to find out more.


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Learn to spin on a hand spindle 2 day course

Arts Centre, Penicuik Midlothian, Scotland 26th & 27th August 2017 (dates provisional)

A two day course will enable you to really get to grips with spinning on a 'high top' spindle. Learn to spin effectively, techniques to make the spindle an efficient way to produce yarn and practise 'speed' techniques such as 'thigh rolling' and 'kicking' the spindle. Email Janet to find out more.


Perth Festival of Yarn, 9th & 10th September 2017

Sat 9th Sept

Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners 10-1 Crazy crochet 2.30-5.30


Sun 10th Sept

Learn to Spin on a spinning wheel 10-1 Advanced Spinning with exotic fibres 2.30-5.30

Contact the Festival to enquire/book.


Improve Your Spinning course for Dumfries Guild of WS&D Sun 17th Sept 2017 10.30-4

Heathall community centre Dumfries, Scotland.

A course especially run for Dumfries Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers that is also open to non members. Contact Janet to find out more.


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Knitting and crochet Retreat the Old School Dalleagles Ayrshire Scotland 27th - 29th Oct 2017

See the Retreats page of the website for more information on this and other Retreats.


How to pay for Janet's Create with Fibre courses:

1. Use the 'Pay Now' buttons on this page.

Simply choose your option from the drop-downs, type the name & date of the course,

click on' Pay Now'. You can choose either to pay via Paypal or using your debit or credit card.


2. Phone Janet and use your credit or debit card supported by Maestro, Visa or MasterCard.


3. Send Janet an email or use the contact form and post a cheque for the amount, made payable to Janet Renouf-Miller.


How to pay for courses run in association with other organisations:

Look for the individual payment instructions in the course list.







'Many of the courses I do are bookings for private groups, such as spinning and weaving guilds, schools, voluntary organisations or knitting groups. I counted the other day and realised I have delivered courses to more than 45 different organisations in Scotland and the North of England and quite a few have me back again and again.'



Janet holds courses in her comfortable home environment.



As soon as 3-6 people want a course she will put one on, so Contact her if you want to put your name down or find out more. See the booking tems and conditions at the top of the page.

Look at the range of course types below to choose from:-





One to one tuition and bespoke courses at Janet's home. Come for one to one tuition for £160 a day.

Click here to find out more.



beginners spinning, improve your spinning, spinning silk, fancy (art) yarns, flax spinning, fine spinning, colour blending, exotic fibres,long draw, beginners spinning on a hand spindle, spindling for speed and production on high top spindles. You name it, I can do it so if the one you want is not on the list, get in touch.



Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom, advanced rigid heddle weaving, scarf loom weaving, Peg looms and weaving sticks. I have 9 rigid heddle looms available for teaching plus 20 peg looms and any number of weaving sticks for working with classes of children or larger groups.



Begin to crochet, creative crochet, tusisian crochet, Broomstick crochet, tapestry crochet, hairpin crochet. If you want something else, let me know. This link will show you what I mean by creative crochet and shows the work of a student after a few sessions. Click here to see an example of a student's creative crochet.



learn to knit, toe up socks, beaded knitting and slip stitch, knitting in the round, knitting with colour (fair isle and ntarsia). moebius knitting.



Rainbow dyeing, natural dyeing, indigo dyeing, dyeing with fizzy drinks and slush puppies.



Needle felt for 3D - make a penguin, felted bags and hats, make a wall hanging, felted jewellery





Janet receives lots of thank-yous from people who have enjoyed the courses. That is why most of Create With Fibre's business comes to us via word of mouth recommendations. Here are just a few of the lovely comments:


'I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for teaching me to spin last weekend. i didn't stop grinning all day! i was so proud of my first skein (of yarn) I am taking it along to my Stitch and Bitch group tonight'

'all the feedback I have had from previous students has been excellent about you. Other people sing your praises too.'


" brought a great deal of material and a huge variety of equipment. You made the art of spinning look so graceful as well as simple. I understand that you introduced a variety of methods which seemed to be very popular with the members...... you exercised a great deal of patience, giving each member personal time. That gesture was obviously much appreciated."

MF, Secretary, West of Scotland Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.


'Today I experienced an epiphany - thank you Janet.' ECGM Fife


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