An array of handspun yarns and fibre.

On Saturday, our monthly wool crafting meetup tried their hand at spinning fibre and fleece into yarn! With the guidance of handspinner Alison, we practised carding fibres until they lay untangled in the same direction (think a good brushing!) into tidy rolls called rolags. We then set to work spinning these into yarns using drop spindles. We worked with some of our lovely Mudchute alpaca fibre as well as wool, drawing out and spinning fibres together to form yarn!

It was great fun and something that you can try yourself using everyday materials. It is even possible to make your own drop spindle from an apple or potato and a pencil and you can purchase fleeces and fibre from our very own flock.

Interested in finding out more? Visit Handspinner.co.uk, join our group on ravelry and come craft with us next month on September 27th. We craft together with wool and fibre (including knitting, crochet, felting, weaving, spinning and more!) on the last Saturday of the month and you can get in touch with us at farm_office@mudchute.org.

Chunky yarn spun from one of our own Jacob sheep fleeces!

Tools of the trade: a drop spindle, hand carders and a lazy kate.


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We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Coordinator to join our team at Mudchute Park and Farm to manage the recruitment, supervision and support of our volunteering programme.

We are looking for an organised, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has the experience of working in a multi-cultural environment Inner City Environment with groups and individuals from a diverse background. Experience of working with and the ability to enthuse and motivate disadvantaged individuals is essential.

If you think this could be you, we’d love to hear from you! For more details about this part time position, including how and when to apply, please download the application pack by clicking here.

Please note that applications must be received by noon on Friday, August 29th.


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Join us from 12 today for the launch of our new Mudchute Shop! We have been hard at work improving our shop in the Main Courtyard and will be introducing a new line of Mudchute Merchandise! The shop will be open from 11 to 3 daily and available online as well at http://www.mudchute.org/shop. Both our online and courtyard shops will be opening at 12 today, but here is a sneak peek at some of our new products with some familiar faces from around the farm!

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