Start your skill journey with the ancient craft of drop spindle spinning. Participants will explore the use of the top whorl drop spindle and hear the stories of this old-world essential textile process. Move on to trying your hand with a spinning wheel for further skill development. Ages 9+
Impact: Mastering this simple skill for making your own yarn will evoke the work of our ancestors, connecting us to our own self-sufficiency and our global textile heritage.
Participant and Materials Requirements: All materials provided. You may buy a drop spindle from the instructor during the class if you choose.
About the Instructor: Suzanne has been a handwork and art teacher in Waldorf Schools on the west coast of Oregon, Washington and BC for 20 years. She enjoys teaching people of all ages, seeing the arts as a wonderful vehicle to bring makers of all kinds into playing with colour, texture and design. You can find her vending at the Bellingham Farmers Market, working away on her spinning wheel making rabbit wool yarns, or online at maidenavalon.weebly.com.