These spindles are unique and are used in a different way to most other spindles. They have two cross pieces instead of a 'whorl' or disc (that makes the spindle spin) and these can be removed from the spindle in order to end up with a ball of yarn.
They spin slowly and keep going for a long time. The story is that Turks used to stand on the roof of their houses to spin and drop the yarn over the side in order to get a long draft and not have to wind the yarn on very often! Participants will have a small hank of yarn to take home.
Skills needed: none. The class is suitable for beginners or near beginners on a hand spindle. Those who have some experience but are not confident on a spindle are welcome but should be aware that there may be complete beginners in the class.
Materials to bring: none although participants are welcome to bring their own Turkish spindle if they have one. If the tutor feels it is unsuitable for the class they need to be prepared to use one of the tutor's spindles though.
- This class is sold out. We have a general waiting list which you can join: we'll email you whenever any places open up in a previously-full class. You only need to sign up once. JOIN WAITING LIST