Clare's Craft Centre

Hooks & Dye

Lucy Betteridge has an established business called Hooks & Dye and has a selection of hand dyed wool for sale in the Craft Centre shop

Each batt or Skein of wool is unique displaying a range of natural colours

Lucy is joining Clare's Craft Centre as a regular tutor to share her knowledge and skills in wool spinning.

Beginners Knitting £13

10 - 12

Basic beginners class for those who have never picked up knitting needles 


for those who have knitted in thepast but would like to renew old skills

Drop Spindle 
Wool spinning £25


The 2 hr class will start using a leader yarn.
Students will apply a twist to the yarn using the "park and draft" method.
Setting the twist requires beating the yarn which can be a great stress reliever.
Your completed ply yarn will be yours to take home.

Wool Weaving £25


Suitable for total beginners

Looking at learning a new skill ready for the winter  months?

Then why not try weaving?

Lucy will teach you how to make a wall hanging.

You will be supplied with tools and skills to set up your loom ready for weaving.

You will learn the basic weaving stitch and by the end of the 2 hour class you will have an understanding of the glossary of terms used in weaving. 

Full instruction on finishing skills will enable you to complete your work with a professional finish.

If you enjoy the taster classes there will be opportunities to develop your skills at intermediate and  advanced levels.

All fees will include materials, refreshments and use of equipment required.

If you enjoy drop spindle work your will have the opportunity to purchase tools on the day.

A little bit about Lucy

I live in Milford Haven and have been working  with wool for several years now

Originally I was self taught starting with crochet 

My interest in wool naturally progressed on to other forms of crafting such as carding, spinning and dying

I have studied the ancient art of wool craft and am now an accomplished spinner with a drop spindle and a spinning wheel (My wheel is affectionately known as Alice)

I have also a very busy home life keeping 3 little ones and a husband in check which means I can identify with the busy demands of life on all of us.

Like many people I am unable to craft as much as I would like to, but the protected crafting time at Clare's Craft Centre can enable us all to enjoy a hobby that I am passionate about.

If you would like to follow me I have a facebook page 

Search for Hooks & Dye on Face Book

Kits by Hooks & Dye are on sale in the craft shop

Crochet Bookmark


Drop spindle