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Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning Workshop 🐑
December 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn how to spin yarn on a drop spindle. All materials included in registration fee.
Sun, 4 December 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM AST
Sackville Commons & Coworking 18 Lorne Street Sackville, NB E4L 4A7
Drop Spindle spinning is a traditional craft dating back to 1 AD. The drop spindle predates the spinning wheel and since it uses less moving parts, is simpler for beginners who want to learn how to spin their own yarn. This workshop offers an introduction to the composition of wool and how spinning evolved; discusses spinning as necessity, spinning for pleasure; explains the parts of the spindle; discuss single yarn and plies; explains carding wool in preparation for spinning woolen and worsted, and includes demonstration of drop spindle spinning with class learning on their own spindles. This workshop uses natural fibres and emphasizes the connections between where we live and the materials we choose, including sustainability.