Half day class, offered twice
Thursday, April 20th –9am-noon
Saturday, April 22nd – 9am-noon
A hands-on introduction to the world of spinning on supported spindles. We will go over the different types of supported spindles and their traditional uses – tahkli, Pu-Yok Tibetan styles, Russian, and more. We will discuss how to pair spindles to a particular fiber type, and the importance of fiber preparation for spinning on supported spindles. Students will be instructed in how to long draw on a supported spindle, how to manage drafting and their fiber supply and ensuring that you’ve created a stable single with an appropriate amount of twist. How to manage the winding on of singles and building a stable cop on the spindle will also be discussed. Students will be provided with a HipStrings tahkli style supported spindle and spinning dish.
Materials fee: $50, includes spindle and dish
Level: no experience needed