April 29, Saturday – 1 Day Class
Spinning off the point allows more control over the yarn you are spinning as there is no “draw-in” pull on the fiber like you have using a spinning wheel. It is also a good lead-up to the long draw on the wheel.
The class will be learning to spin off the point of a takli support spindle. This will give them the long draw technique of spinning. Learning to control the thickness and strength is important in getting the yarn you want to have for a project. With the takli under their belt we will move to a variety of charkha wheels, learning the differences and their limitations. Students will have a chance to open and CLOSE an Indian book charkha. Several standalone charkhas and quill heads will be available to work on and hopefully a great wheel if one is available in the area. Students are encouraged to bring in their charkhas and quills to class.
Materials fee $5
• Notebook & pencil
• Small niddy noddy
• Any spinning device that requires you to spin off the point (optional)