Tuesday Sept 11th Intro to Drop Spinning
Intro To Drop Spinning: Learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle.
This is a great intro if you are interested in creating small amounts of unique yarn or thinking about spinning on a wheel.
The class will cover roving vs batt, drafting, and plying. We will also talk about setting your twist and singles.
Tools needed: A spindle either top whorl or bottom whorl. Northwest Wools generally has a good selection. Or make a cd Spindle. There are many online sources for drop spindles if you need help selecting one please feel free to contact me.
Supplies Needed: You will need some wool. Pick a wool like blue-faced leicester (BFL) or corriedale, these wools have a rougher hand and will be perfect for first time spinners. I will bring a selection of wools to try so do not worry if you are unable to find wool.
Please also bring a couple toilet paper/paper towel rolls.
Optional Tools: Niddy-Noddy and ball winder