1 Day Class
Spinning off the point is such fun! This class is designed to help you discover your skill and wonder at spinning off the point using a variety of fibers. The morning will be dedicated to learning how to spin off an Indian style takli spindle using cotton and other short staple down fibers. We will discuss the best type of fiber to use with the takli spindle and why. You’ll will learn how to store and finish the yarn made on the takli spindle as well as possible uses for the yarn made on this little spindle.
The afternoon will turn to the many other supported spindles available and using the basic techniques you learned in the morning, we will cover as many different types of support spindles as available in the class, and there will be many. I will do demonstrations on all types and you will get an opportunity to spin on as many as you want. Different types of practical fibers will available for you to try during the afternoon as we cover the proper way to hold and spin the takli spindle, how to attach the fiber, the uses of the hook, drafting the long draw method, solving problems like breakage, slubs, too short an arm, etc., Finishing and storing the yarn including how to measure your yardage, learning to use other types of supported spindles, and the differences. Of course, there will be plenty of practice time with where I’m available to help and answer questions.
Materials fee: $15
Level: All levels of spinners, even non-spinners!