Learn how to spin your own yard with a drop spindle with local fiber artist Andrew Kimmey. The first portion of the class will cover basic spinning terminology, tools, and history. Followed by learning how to use a spindle to spin yarn using wool prepared with fiber processing tools. The instructor will guide students through the entire spinning process. The final portion of the class will cover how to spin wool without any processing tools.
Students will leave this class with a drop spindle, handmade by Andrew himself, a quantity of handspun yarn, and the knowledge to make more. The instructor will also provide more information about sourcing fibers for spinning and references for furthering spinning knowledge.
Age range: 12+