NB see requirements of the class below. This class is not suitable for complete beginners.
Portable, inexpensive high top spindles can produce significant quantities of yarn at pretty much the same speed as the average wheel spinner. If you learn good spindling techniques you will never need a spinning wheel! We will learn to use a wrist distaff and to do extended draw with a hand spindle, which is not only an efficient production method but looks really cool! Add to this the fact that you can always have a spindle with you and can chat to friends at group spinning events without having to stop and they become a formidable yarn production tool.
In this class we will learn: how to use a wrist distaff to hold fibre; how to throw a spindle off the thigh; how to kick the spindle for even more speed; how to spin different thicknesses of yarn; why you only need one spindle; how to do extended draw on a spindle.
Requirements: it is necessary to be able to spin a little, on either a spindle or spinning wheel in order to do this class.
What to bring: High top spindle weighing 1-2ozs/25-55g if possible. The tutor will bring spare spindles with her in case they are needed. If you do not already have one, it is best to wait until after the class as you will have a better idea of what to buy.
A variety of qualities and types of fibre will be provided by the tutor to ensure it is suitable for the class but you are welcome to bring any fibre with you if you want advice about it.