The ABCs of Drop Spindling - $45 plus $10 materials fee - 3 Hours - Instructor: Teresa Waldo
If you have always been intrigued by spinners demonstrating their craft, have been curious about yarn construction, and/or have always wanted to learn to spin yourself, then this class is for you. We will begin with some background knowledge on drop spindles (history, types, anatomy, weights and mechanics, and supplemental tools). Then we will get down to business learning the steps to spinning a single on a spindle (choosing a spindle and fiber, starting with and without a leader thread, drafting techniques, winding on and building a secure cop). After spinning for a while and fine tuning our techniques, we will explore winding off options, plying options, and how to finish your yarn. And yes, you will go home a spinner!!
Supplies: An assortment of fiber is provided with the class; you will need to bring a drop spindle (which can be purchased in shop for $15 if you need one!)
Experience needed: none!