19th & 20th October 2024

July 2013

Here are even more of the stallholders attending this year.

Murmuring Wheel.

Diane Fisher is a handspinner, demonstrator and spinning teacher based in South Yorkshire.

Diane demonstrates spinning at many local and national events, sometimes alone, but often with ” The Murmuring Wheel Group” which is made up of members of her family – including the famous Singing Shearer – and a few select friends who are all talented and enthusiastic craftspeople in their own right. She also demonstrates with an authentic Antique Great Wheel, as well as more recent models of spinning wheel.

Diane teaches spinning and related fibrecrafts at venues around the country and takes on handspinning commissions (unusual projects a speciality!) as well as selling small amounts of fleece, fibre, yarn and handmade items.

Turned on the Cut

After retiring, my wife and daughter asked me if I could make spindles as one of them spins to crochet and the other spins to knit.

My interest in the vast varieties of woods that exist and the pleasure derived from turning wood into finished items that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing; led me to creating more spindles than my wife and daughter could ever use so ‘Turned On The Cut’ was born.

I do not mass produce spindles and in fact due to a visual impairment no two spindles are identical.  Each one is unique and therefore could be considered to be collector’s items.





The Threshing Barn

The Threshing Barn is a lovely 17th Century, Grade 2 listed farm.

Set in the Staffordshire Moorlands, The Threshing Barn is the perfect venue for numerous craft courses. We run courses in spinning, weaving, felt-making, paper making and papier mache, dry flower arranging, natural and synthetic dying, knitting and crocheting, rug making and many more.


Craft courses run regularly so come and spend a a day learning a new country craft, or join us for a whole week and try your hand at several crafts.

The Threshing Barn also has a comprehensive craft shop packed full of all you could want for your craft.  Wool, silks, felt, spinning wheels and looms of all shapes and sizes can be bought here.  We stock the superb range of Schacht Spindle wheels and accessories and have regular supplies arriving so we can keep delivery times to a minimum.