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Create With Fibre

Workshops & Courses

Spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet

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Courses 2017



Friday 14th - Monday 17th April 2017

Janet will give her individual guidance for your knitting projects and learning. She will have contact with you before hand and help you decide what you want to work on during the retreat. Enjoy the company of like-minded people - Knit, crochet, spin and chat in this beautiful venue, renowned for its hospitality.

This Retreat is suitable for both those who can already knit, spin or crochet and for beginners.

£319 Residential

£223 Non-residential

You can book by phone or visit Higham's website to learn more. 01768 776276






Natural Dyeing Thurs 4th May 2017 10.30-3.30

Learn the craft of natural dyeing in a small group at Janet's home. This course is being repeated by popular request. We will use several natural dyes to get a range of colours, learn how to 'mordant' the fibre or material to be dyed and generallly have fun. Bring lunch. Cost £60.

Book by paying via the 'Pay Now' button at the top or bottom of this page, or phone if you want to pay by credit card or post a cheque made out to Janet Renouf-Miller. Contact us if you have any queries.




Crazy Crochet - Sunday 7th May 2017, 10:30 - 12:30

Stair Community Centre, Trabboch, Mauchline, KA5 5HT

A special workshop to commemorate the showing of the Knit 1 Bike 1 exhibition at Stair Community Centre.

Learn how to crochet 3-dimensional art, like the items in Janet's exhibition.

Choose whatever you want to work on in the time available.

Yarns provided. Bring crochet hooks if you have them.

Suitable for those who can already crochet at least a bit, even if you are not confident.

If you are a complete beginner, it may still be possible to do the workshop but contact Janet to discuss.

Use the button to book and pay, £30 per person or phone Janet on 01292 550393, mobile 0771 257 5874

Exhibition open 10:30 to 16:00 on the day.








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. Local accommodation available.

Cost £60. Times 10.30-3.30

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.



Scroll down for general information about1-1 tuition and the various Courses Janet can deliver.



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 'salon' 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. 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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