The Magic of Spinning with a Drop Spindle
Instructor: Karen Chabinsky & Barbara Seeler
Required Skills: No experience needed
Class Description: There is something magical about being able to spin your own yarn at home and turning it into a knitted shawl, a crocheted hat, or other handcrafted item. You will receive a wooden spindle and several ounces of fiber and a handout to take home. Using a wooden spindle, we will talk about fiber choices, show you how to prepare fiber to spin, and how to start spinning. You will learn the differences between fibers, differences of spinning clockwise or counterclockwise, along with best practices. We will briefly discuss plying, how to finish up your yarn by washing it, along with options such as dyeing and a brief discussion of drop spindles. There will be vendors available in the Vendor Marketplace that have additional fiber you can purchase in a variety of fiber types and colors.
Students Should Bring to Class: Excitement and enthusiasm!
Supplies Provided by Instructor (included in the Materials Fee): A wooden spindle and 2 oz. of fiber to spin
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: $104 (includes $25 materials fee)