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Drop Spindle 101
December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$45 - $55
Make your own wool yarn! In this class, you will learn spinning related vocabulary, learn to spin wool on a drop spindle, and gain the skills to spin a “singles” yarn. By the time you are through with class, you will be well on your way to creating your own hand spun yarn!
Prerequisites: no previous experience required.
Required Materials: Top Whorl drop spindle (available for purchase in-store!)
Materials Provided: 2 oz Blue Faced Leicester wool fiber
Duration: 1 Session / 3 hours
15% off class materials!
Cost: $45 with 24 hour advance reservation / $55 walk-in
Instructor: Valerie Yep, a California native, is inspired by the trees, the mountains, the beach, the way the earth smells just after it rains. Heavily influenced by the many crafty women in her life, she has always been interested in ‘making’ and branched into spinning in 2011. She quickly picked up the skill while living in Southern California, earning Best of Division at the 2011 San Diego County Fair for her spindle-spun yarn. Talented on both the wheel and spindles, a sampling of her work can be viewed on Ravelry under vyep.