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WORKSHOPS Hand Spinning Introduction

Introduction to Hand Spinning

  • Learn how to prepare spinning fibres
  • How to use a drop spindle
  • Start using a spinning wheel
  • Create your own yarns

This one-day workshop will guide participants from the basics of fibre preparation, through the primitive techniques of using a drop spindle, then on to spinning on a real spinning wheel. The skill is taught through various steps to give the beginner confidence and a real "feel" for the spinning wheel and the process of creating beautiful hand made yarns including discussion on the creation of designer yarns. At the end of the day, each student can wind off her handiwork and take home her hand-spun creations.