Description: Learn to spin your own yarn on a drop spindle. This class is for all beginners who want to learn what making your own yarn is all about. Learn how to spin both worsted and woolen yarn, how to ply your yarn, and what to do when your yarn breaks. Class includes a spinning wheel demonstration. Techniques covered include: tying a leader, drafting, spinning worsted and woolen yarn, what to do when yarn breaks, how to ply and how to set the ply.
Saturday, April 4th from 10am to 12pm
Saturday, April 11th from 10am to 12pm
Course Fee: $75 for four hours of instruction plus materialsMaterials:
- Drop spindle
- Roving (available for purchase in-store)
- Session 1: Covers history of spinning, how to make and attach a leader, drafting and loading the spindle
- Session 2: Ply and set yarn, talk about different types of fiber and their preparation, and a spinning wheel demonstration
Please note this workshop is for adults only (ages 13 and up).
We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations. No refunds, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.