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Fairily Fiber Fun

Beginner Drop Spindle Spinning Course: in-person

Regular price $80.00 USD
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Take your imagination and crafting skills to the next level through the magic of spinning wool into yarn! In this 4-hour class/workshop/course, you will learn everything you need to know to create your very own yarns from start to finish.

Skill needed: the ability to do the following movements

  • Raise arms above head occasionaly
  • Pinch fingers together
  • Use fingers to twist a stick very quickly
  • Bend down to pick an item up off the floor

What you will learn:

  • The different parts of a spindle and how they are used
  • How to draft fiber to determine thickness and eventually consistency of your yarn (comes with experience)
  • Twisting spindle the same direction each time
  • Park and draft spinning
  • Winding your singles onto a storage device
  • Plying from two singles the opposite direction than you originally spun the singles
  • Wind your plied yarn into a hank and tie figure-eight ties
  • Washing your yarn
  • Setting the twist through thwacking or snapping
  • Why we set the twist and what that does to your yarn
  • A little bit about staple length and wool types, how that affects your spinning
  • How to avoid felting your wool/yarn

Supplies included in the class:

  • Spindle
  • Various fibers and fiber preps to practice with up to 4 ounces

You keep spindle, leftover fiber, and finished yarn.