Learn to Spin using a Drop Spindle with Sheleigh

Posted on May 09, 2016 by kim fenton | 0 Comments

The practice of spinning fibre into yarn using a drop spindle is at least 10,000 years old. Come and spend a day with Sheleigh and learn this ancient craft. We'll cover:
  • History and types of spindles
  • Twist and Plys
  • Drafting and fibre staple length
  • Putting in twist using the “park and draft” method
  • Andean Plying
  • Finishing the yarn
DATE: Saturday, 21st May
TIME: 10:00am to 2pm; practice until 5pm
COST: $100; children welcome. Register with your child and receive 20% discount from their fee.
SUPPLIES: Included: A beautiful hand made spindle and enough fibre for a couple of projects.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a cup for your tea, and your lunch, or lunch money for the Gumboot Cafe, which is just right there.
Sheleigh McColloch is a local fibre artist. She produces beautiful spinning, weaving and felting, and has been doing so for over a dozen years. She is meticulous and knowledgeable about her craft, and a patient and thorough teacher.

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