Intro to Drop Spinning 2/11

Intro to Drop Spinning 2/11

Regular price $45.00

Back by popular demand! 

In this 2.5-hour beginner drop spinning class, you'll learn how to spin wool roving* into 2-ply yarn using the park and draft method, and familiarize yourself with basic drafting and spinning techniques using the drop spindle. The last 45 minutes of class will be dedicated to learning how to ply your spun yarn. 

Students will come away with their own hand-spun 2-ply yarn, and the skills necessary to keep drop-spinning on their own! 

You can expect an easy-going and supportive environment. Our beginning instructors provide you with patient instruction and encourage your growth.

Kids 10 and up are welcome to take the class with an adult. 

*If you have a wool allergy, please let us know so we can recommend a substitute! 

When: Saturday, February 11th from 1-3:30pm

Skills Needed: No previous spinning experience required! 

Skills Learned: Drafting, putting twist into fiber, how to ply yarn

Please come to class prepared with the following materials: 

- Top-whorl drop spindle, available in-store

- 2-4 ounces of wool roving (our sample is made with Alexandra The Art of Yarn - Mixed BFL Neutrals, but any quality roving will do!)

Instructor: Jeannie

When I asked my mom for a hobby all those years ago, I had no idea it would lead down a rabbit hole! From crochet to knitting to spinning, my life is a "ball" of several different colors and textures. Crafting should be fun, and imperfect. Like life, it's a learning experience!  

All students will receive 10% off materials purchased for class. Please come to class 15-30 minutes early if you need to purchase supplies :)

Handmade sweaters and hats will last generations if made with the right materials.

Your talented stitching (beginner’s included) deserves to be supported with quality fibers and the right tools!