Beginner Drop Spindle
Beginner Drop Spindle
Beginner Drop Spindle
Beginner Drop Spindle
Beginner Drop Spindle Beginner Drop Spindle Beginner Drop Spindle Beginner Drop Spindle

Beginner Drop Spindle

$85.00

Beginner Drop Spindle

Tue. Aug.6 and Thu. Aug. 8, 2019. 6:00-8:30 pm.

with Diana Twiss

During this fun two evening class you will learn foundation techniques for spinning on a suspended (drop) spindle. This class is for absolute beginners. You will learn about the variety of spindles and how to choose one and about the properties for wool as a protein fibre for making yarn. You will learn how to draft fibre, put twist into it, ply and set the fibre for making yarn – everything you need to get you started on your yarn making journey. These techniques will allow you to explore making a variety of yarns with these noble tools.

Materials fee: $15.00 payable in cash to instructor

Equipment required: suspended Spindle – top or bottom whorl – please make sure the spindle is balanced and not too heavy. It should be between 35 gm and 50 gm. Note: the instructor has Turkish spindles and top-whorl spindles you can experiment with during the workshop. Any other spindles you own. Empty shoebox – to be used as a Kate and to hold your materials. Any fibre prep tools you may have such as hand cards.