Beginner Spinning on a Drop Spindle


Instructor – Amanda Anganes

In this workshop, you will learn how yarn is created and be taught how to use one of the oldest textile tools – the drop spindle – to make your own yarn. No prior experience required!

What is yarn? Why would you want to spin your own? Twist, single, ply, grist, and other terms will be defined; commercial & handspun yarns will be examined to understand how they are constructed, and usage will be discussed. Brief history and explanation of the mechanics of spinning with a drop spindle. Various types of spindles will be discussed and demonstrated.

Cost: $60.00
Materials Fee $15.00

Total: $75.00

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