April 25, 26, Tuesday & Wednesday – 2 day class
Spider Woman taught the Navajo to spin with spindles of lightning and turquoise. Gandhi encouraged the people of India to spin every day for meditation and economic freedom. Rumplestiltskin spun straw into gold and Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger on her spindle and fell into a deep sleep. History and fable are full of tales of spinning and its effect on the people who do it. If you have always wanted to spin, have taught yourself a little, or haven’t spun for a while, this workshop will be just what you need to gain confidence and skill.
We will start with a beautiful fleece, learn to card, spin, ply and set the twist. After learning those skills, we will spin woolen and worsted yarns, some commercially prepared fibers and discuss wheel maintenance. Spinning straw into gold may be beyond our reach, but beautiful yarn is not!
Materials fee $20
No experience necessary
If you have never spun and need to borrow a wheel or tools, email email@example.com