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How To Spin Yarn On A Drop Spindle (for beginners)

Lea Williams
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Booking ~ (even though I have to click on dates to make this event page) This workshop is open date so that we can set a date together for an evening to suit all - If you would love to do this workshop, please message/email/phone me with the evenings that are suitable for you, and when there are a minimum of three people booked we can set a date to hopefully suit for you all.
A deposit of 50% is required when booking the date to secure the workshop date.

How To Spin Yarn On A Drop Spindle - Part 1 - Complete Beginner's Workshop

You will arrive to my inspiring fiber art studio and a mug of tea, coffee, or herbal tea, for an afternoon learning the beautiful art of spinning your own yarns on a drop spindle in part 1 of my how to spin on a spindle course ♥

A wonderful and inspiring spinning workshop at the Wild Creative Textiles fiber art studio, learning loads to get you started with spinning your own yarn, building your confidence with spinning and beginning your wonderful yarn spinning journey! (more workshops in this course to follow)

I particularly love the magic of spinning on a drop spindle, to be part of the worldwide community of artisans spinning in this ancient way as people have done for thousands of years, and then develop your technique into own style of unique fiber art.
Another wonderful thing about learning to use a drop spindle is that you can easily transport it with you on your travels anywhere, just pop you spindle and a small bag of fiber into your backpack or handbag and you're good to go!

In this workshop you will learn:
*Carding & preparing wool
*Exploring different fibers
*Draughting fibers
*Get started with spinning a single ply yarn
*How to set your yarns ready to use in your projects

Treat Yourself to this creative evening workshop £25
Included in price:
* 3 hours of tuition & creative guidance
* Tea, coffee & herbal teas & sweet treat
* Use of a drop spindle during the workshop, with an option to buy your spindle to take home if you wish

* Fiber not included so that you have the choice to either bring your own clean washed fleece to spin with, or I have packs of washed fleece available in my shop from £5
* Please bring along a notebook.

Take your gorgeous yarns home with you and have stacks more fun creating things with them :-)

I also teach drop spindled art yarns for the more practiced in spindle spinning, and will be running a series of art yarn spinning workshops, and crochet and knitting with art yarns, to follow on from the beginners spinning course.

To contact Lea, please phone: 01686 669893 or email: thetravellingpixies@yahoo.co.uk


Onsite glamping in gypsy caravan, pod & cabin available for the weekend & overnight or weekend camping available, please see:

If you and your friends/family would love to do this workshop but can't make this course date please contact me, I can run this workshop with a minimum of 3 people.