Learn to spin without the need for expensive equipment. Hand spindles have the added advantage of being very portable and are rapidly gaining in popularity.
With a little practice it is possible to spin luxury fibres such as silk and alpaca at much less than their commercially available equivalents, so spindling can save you money and you can produce your very own unique designer yarns.
In this workshop we will use ‘high top’ spindles to explore the basics and go on to learn some of the techniques that can make spindling a fast and effective way to spin your very own yarns for knitting, crochet and weaving. Spindles and fibre will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring any spindles or fibre that they would like advice about but it is not essential to do so. The tutor will bring spare spindles for people to use. If you do want to bring your own, it should be a ‘high top’ spindle weighing 1-2ozs/25-55g approx. It is not necessary to buy a spindle before the course and it is actually better to wait until after the course, in order to learn which spindles are best suited to your needs.
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