Beginning Drop Spindling - Saturday PM

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Shepherds Harvest Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 40th St N

Lake Elmo, MN 55082

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Beginning Drop Spindling - Saturday PM
Instructor: Kim Specht
Date: Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Min/Max: 4 Min / 12Max
Min Age: 14
Class Fee: $35
Materials fee payable to instructor: $15

It's relaxing, it's portable, it's inexpensive, and it spun the world's threads for thousands of years: the infamous drop spindle. Spindling is a great way to learn the mechanics of spinning, to learn how to handle fiber, and to experiment with new fibers. Spindlers have great control of drafting and the insertion of twist. While students practice, we will talk about fiber preparation and the history and variety of spindles. Kim will demonstrate on top and bottom whorl suspended spindles as well as supported spindles. Several plying techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.


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Bring a drop spindle if you have one. Kim will provide one for use in class if you don't. Students may purchase a drop spindle from Kim.

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Shepherds Harvest Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds

12300 40th St N

Lake Elmo, MN 55082

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