Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle - Saturday, December 9, 12-2pm
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Instructor: Becky Wagner
Max 4 students
Description: In this class, you will learn about different fiber preparations, types of wool, and why understanding staple length is important to spinning yarn. You will learn how to create a leader to start spinning, how to draft and add Z and S twist to fibers using the park and draft method of spinning. Finally, you’ll create a sample 2-ply yarn. You will walk away from this class understanding these concepts and equipped with the skills to practice spinning yarn.
Materials: Drop spindle, 1oz or more of wool fiber, and waste yarn. You may bring your own spindle, purchase from the store, or classroom spindles are available for use.
Demonstrated supplies: lazy kate, niddy-noddy, different types of drop spindles