SUNDAY 2.00 - 4.00pm

In this short course, we will look at the mechanics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle, as well as studying how and why different fibres spin in various ways. This is a practical session, and we will use beautiful White-faced Woodland wool to work on drafting, twisting and winding on the fibre. You will be spinning on 3D-printed Turkish spindles. By the end of the lesson, we aim for you to come away with the basic knowledge needed to start spinning your own yarns on a drop spindle.

Getting Started on a Drop Spindle with Rachael Prest