Learn to Spindle Spin


The very lovely people at Baa Ram Ewe have invited me to teach another spindle spinning class. It’ll be on Saturday 4th May and here’s the blurb:

Spindle spinning has been around for millennia. Until the recent invention of the spinning wheel and the Industrial Revolution, all yarn and fibres were spun entirely by hand – from ropes, to garments to sails on ships. In this class you will learn how to use a top-whorl spindle to produce your own yarn in the same way that has been used throughout history. You learn how to spin singles and different techniques for yarn management and plying – along with how to “finish” a yarn. You’ll also learn the characteristics of spinning – what makes a spun yarn soft or strong? You’ll also get to experiment with different types of fibre, from British sheep breeds to exotic luxury fibres such as camel and cashmere. At the end of the class you’ll have your own spindle and fibres to take away along with your first ever handspun yarn.All materials for the course are provided for you – a drop spindle, fibre, and your very own baa ram ewe cotton bag!

If you’ll be in Leeds and fancy learning, you can sign up here!


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