Sun, Jul 16|
Copper K Barn
Beginning Spindle Spinning ~ Sylvia Smith
Spinners have produced beautiful yarns on suspended spindles for centuries, and this type of spinning has been done a lot longer than spinning wheel spinning. Sunday July 16, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Time & Location
Jul 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDT
Copper K Barn, 786 Point of Rocks Rd, Whitehall, MT 59759, USA
About the event
Spinners have produced beautiful yarns on suspended spindles for centuries, and this type of spinning has been done a lot longer than spinning wheel spinning. Reconnect with your ancestral heritage by learning to spin on a drop spindle. During this class, Sylvia will teach you how to spin different types of wool on a drop spindle as you learn the basics of fiber drafting. You’ll also learn how to create a plied yarn with this tool. At first glance, spinning on a drop spindle appears slower and more primitive than using a spinning wheel to create yarn. Looks can be deceiving, as a spindle is an effective tool for making yarn and it is more affordable and portable than a spinning wheel. No spinning experience is necessary. A handout with resources and terminology will be provided. Bring your own spindle to use in class, or borrow one of Sylvia’s. You'll also be provided with a simple spindle featuring a repurposed CD.
• Skill Levels – Beginner
• What do I need to bring to the class? Students may bring their own drop spindles, but it isn't required.
• What will the teacher provide ? - wool, spindles for use in class, take-home spindles
Beginning Spindle Spinning
Workshop at the Copper K Fiber Festival