Basics Series - Spinning on a Drop Spindle

A 2-session Workshop on Yarn Spinning


$150.00 per person




Two sessions of 2 hours (one week apart)

About this experience

Join us for an introduction to yarn spinning on a drop spindle over 2 sessions. You will learn about basic drafting and spinning techniques. Over the course of the 2 sessions, you will also learn about plying your spun singles into multi-ply yarn. Explore making your own blends of fibres using a blending board and hand carders.ย 

As part of the workshop series, you will get a kit to bring home with you that includes the following: a 4" Schacht Drop Spindle, two cardboard bobbins, fibres to spin and a pouch to keep it all together!

We have a short introductoryย videoย about yarn spinning that we would like to share with you. Watch the video to get a better idea about yarn spinning!

Yarn spinning is a very traditional craft where yarn is made by twisting fibres to form a stronger structure. Typical spinning tools include spinning wheels and spindles. For this class, we will use the drop spindle to spin the fibres. Drop spindles are simple tools that are very portable and take up very little space. Other than drop spindles, we also have different types of support spindles available for exploration in the studio.

Please get in touch with us using the link below to see about scheduling a private class if you are keen to schedule a session not listed in the calendar.

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