Los Angeles US
In this fun class you will learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle! Spinning is an ancient art, and archaeologists have found evidence of spindle use around the world, dating back 15,000 years or more. But the art of spinning very much alive in the 21st century both in traditional textile cultures and among modern fiber artists and crafts people! Come give it a try! We'll cover the basics - drafting fiber, adding twist and plying yarn, all with an inexpensive tool. If you're interested in eventually learning to spin on a spinning wheel, what you learn here will carry over. Wool is included and spindles are provided for use in class. Spindles will also be available to take home for a small materials cost.
Bring one of the following:
A bottle of fish oil capsules
A bottle of white wine or prosecco
A box of Arm & Hammer scoopable cat litter (Multicat, Super Scoop, Double Duty – any will work)
A dog collar and leash (any size - to be donated to the shelter pet assistance program)
An unopened bag of dog food (to be donated to the shelter pet assistance program)
About the teacher, Anne Schwarz
I have been spinning yarn for about 10 years. I got started when I bought an alpaca and wanted to figure out what to do with her fleece. I still have a couple of alpacas and lots of fleece, but I've branched out into spinning all kinds of fiber and find it creative and relaxing.