This Beginners Spindle Spinning course will take you though all the basics that you need to create your first three yarns using a drop spindle.
The course is made up of recorded videos and monthy live online sessions on first sunday of the month from 7-8pm. This means you get the best of both worlds, time to learn at your own pace and an interactive session to ask questions and meet fellow beginner spinners.
It is accompanied by a kit which includes all the materials and tools you will need. If you already have a spindle or would like to source your own fibres select the options that suit you.
No experience needed for this course support will be given throughout via the live zoom calls and 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.
5 Week Spindle Spinning Course
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.