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Beginning Spinning - Drop Spindle with Barbara

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how yarn is made, or try your hand at making your own? It’s easier than you might think! This class will introduce you to hand spinning using a drop spindle. We will learn about drafting, twist, plying, and fiber management. At the end of the class you will have your very first skein of two-ply yarn! No experience at spinning required, and all materials are included!

What You Will Learn:

-Overview of yarn construction - drafting, twist, plying

-Use “park and draft” method to spin 2 singles 

-Wind off singles into a center pull ball

-Ply singles together to form a 2-ply yarn

-Winding off to “finish” the completed yarn

No previous spinning experience needed!

All materials (drop spindle & fiber) are included in the class cost!  


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: No previous experience needed
Materials Included: Yes
Instructor: Barbara
Price includes $25 materials fee (for drop spindle & fiber)

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Included Materials



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