Spindle Spinning

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michigan Fibre Studio
1503 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

The drop spindle is a primitive fiber-spinning tool that has been used for countless generations, and is still being used as a primary spinning tool throughout the world today. It has become very popular among current handspinners for spinning fibers such as, wool, cotton, angora, and dog hair. Drop spindles are very portable, economical, and very easy to use. In this 2 hour class, learn the basics of spinning wool into yarn using a drop spindle.

We will focus on using a top whorl drop spindle to spin yarn from already prepared fiber. There will be examples of handspun yarn and projects knit with handspun yarn. You’ll learn spindle types and their advantages, terminology associated with fiber and spinning, and learning to ply your handspun yarn.

Prerequisites: None

Skills taught: Drop spindle spinning, plying, fiber prep, terminology

Dates: Saturday, February 1 from 10a – noon

Cost: $30.00

Materials: Included in the cost – Top whorl drop spindle and 2oz roving choice of color (Please do not bring your own fiber to class)

Class Size: Max 6

Instructor: Shane Norris

Sign up online, call, or come in to reserve your spot! 616.551.1273

***Class Registration Policy***

Payment is due upon time of registration. Class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Refunds will be given as store credit only. Classes with fewer than four students may be canceled or rescheduled for insufficient registration. Unless otherwise indicated, our classes are for students 16 years of age or older. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description and may not be transferred to other class dates.

Be sure to come to the studio early enough to have your supplies purchased and your yarn wound into balls before the start of class. Purchasing supplies from Michigan Fibre Studio supports your LYS and enables us to continue bringing in teachers for your continued fiber education.

Weather Policy – Michigan weather is unpredictable. We will make a determination 2 hours before class whether or not class will be held or cancelled. Determination is based on the weather in Eastown. If we cancel due to weather, you can either be refunded, transfer to a new session, or store credit. If you cancel due to weather and the class is still held, class fee is not refundable unless cancellation is made 72 hours before the class start time. Refunds will be given as store credit only.

You are taking a space in the class that someone else could be using. Please be courteous of instructors time. Instructors are paid even if you do not show up.

*Consignment yarn not included in discount