Learn to spin on this simple yet elegant tool. Â Our series of Drop Spindle Workshops will guide you through the steps of using the spindle to create one-of-a-kind handspun yarns suitable for knitting, crochet and weaving. Â No previous spinning experience is necessary. Â The first workshop will introduce the basics of spindle mechanics and drafting fibre to create a single-ply yarn. Â A Â few weeks later, after youâve had time to practice, youâll attend the second workshop. This session will focus on refining skills to increase productivity and learning various ways to ply singles together on the spindle.
Dates/Times: Â Two Saturday Evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, September 17 and October 1.
Instructor: Â Lisa Collins
Cost: Â $60 plus materials
Materials: Â Drop spindle (high or low whorl); 4 ounces of medium grade wool roving or top; approx. 10 yds of commercially plied fingering or lace weight yarn strong enough to support the weight of your spindle (sock yarn is ideal).
Call the shop or stop by to register.
If you missed Christa's Drop Spinning Shopcast last winter, have a look at the video from our archives.