This comprehensive online course will take you though the process of making your own yarns using a drop spindle. All materials provided including a spindle and a range of British wool fibres to explore.
No experience needed for this course. The course will be delivered online with a mix of recorded videos and live sessions. Groups are kept small so to build a sense of community. Support will be given through out as part of a private Facebook group.
All fibres used will have been washed but wool can aggravate some skin conditions, please get in contact if you have concerns.
Online 5 Week Beginners Spindle Spinning Course - starting 14th or 17th January
Introduction- how to set up your spindle
Week 1- Spinning from combed tops. Covering how twist works and the park and draft method of spinning.
Week 2 - Spinning from carded rolags. The differences between woollen and worsted spinning.
Week 3 - Plying and finishing yarn why it's necessary and common mistakes with spinning balanced yarns.
Week 4- Suspended spinning with combed tops and plying one thread on itself
Week 5 - Spinning carded batts and finishing a single thread.
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