Spend the morning with Adele learning about the history, techniques and practicalities of drop spindling.
Teacher: Adele Moon
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: You will learn how to spin a 2 ply yarn using a top whorl drop spindle as well as where to source fibres and what they can make with their own hand spun wool. You will also learn a little about the history of drop spindling and its significance in textiles all over the world
Materials: There will be a $30 materials fee which will include a small bag with spindle and a selection of different local natural fibres for spinning - Granite Haven Gotland and Llama roving, Fairfield Finns Finn/cashmere tops, Wool/Alpaca blends from Cashmere Connections and Border Leicester locks from local Fleece
Takeaway: You will take away 1 or 2 different examples of hand-spun fibre that can be used for knitting or weaving or other fibre crafts. You will also have notes to review what we have done in class.
Prerequisites: no previous spinning experience required