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:
DATE: Saturday, 21st MayTIME: 10:00am to 2pm; practice until 5pmCOST: $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.
- 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