Sue Chitty - Hilltop Owner

Sue Chitty specialises in teaching people to learn how to spin, weave, dye, make felt or knit. One to One courses are run at Hilltop by Sue who earned her Bradford Diploma in Hand Spinning and Weaving in 1985.

In order to maximises the student’s learning experience all of Sue’s courses are ‘One to One’. The benefits to the student are that they do not have to share the tutor’s time or skill with others.

The course fee is all you pay, there are no hidden extras for things like fibres or dyes.

For an insight on what a One to One course with Sue could entail visit the TUITION page of this web site.

Bill sadly died in October 2018 following a long illness. Sue continues the Hilltop business having been dealers for Ashford textile equipment, made in New Zealand, since 1990. Sue provides an extensive range of products and offers expert help and advice. Sue has   been a spinner, weaver and dyer since 1974.

Sue hopes that you enjoy visiting our web site and look forward to being of service to you. Sue offers a very personal service and like to speak to our customers as the "Add to basket" is impersonal and you can easily buy everything and not know how to use the equipment appropriately in order to use for your lifetime.

We are open 7 days a week, 9 am until 9 pm.

All Prices Current: 1st March 2019

Textile Kits.

 Easy Peasy Dyes for wool, silk and cotton.

Natural Dyes



A range of spinning wheels, looms, spare parts and accessories.

Hilltop Spinning and Weaving Centre supplies them all.

Hilltop News

This wheel has been refurbished and is ready to start spinning.  Sue offers one to one tuition to get you started, you will need 2-3 hours to lern to spin.  The Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel i


Ashford Looms

Ashford Spinning Wheels

Ashford Drop Spindles

We recommend you view these tutorials where a wide range of excellent tuition on pinning, carding, weaving and felt making. These videos and downloadable booklets show basic techniques for textile craftwork and are ideal for anyone new to the spinning and weaving.

Ashford Spinning Wheel Spares


"Sue offers a personal service and like to speak to our customers - please contact us to learn more"