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KG001: Beginning Spindling Class

Spindling yarn is an ancient craft that will give you a new way to meditate and relax.  In this excellent Beginning Spindling Class, learn how to select the best spindle for you and how to use the spindle to make your own yarn.  Spindles have been found in the graves of mummies and most likely dates back to an ancient people who wanted to wear more than animal hides.  Spindling connects you to that ancient past and is very grounding.  A simple skill, spindling will give you gratitude for those who invited and left the craft for us to learn and enjoy.  It is also a creative way to find peace and you will have yarn to knit, crochet or weave with.

Spindling involves taking fiber and using the hand spindle to twist the fiber into yarn.  Learning the feel of the fiber as you spin is a big part of learning to spindle. It is also the most satisfying and the most meditative.  Choose to take this class taught by a wonderful instructor and give yourself a lifetime of creative peace. 

The Spindling Class is one afternoon for 2 hours.  During that time you will learn about the different types of spindles and fibers that are used to spin yarn.  Karen will teach you about twist and how that twist makes yarn.  She will have you spinning yarn by the end of this two hour class. 

Supplies Needed:

Spindle:  You may bring your own or buy one from the shop.  We recommend you learn about the different types of spindles before you select one.

Fiber:  Fiber will be provided for the class.  We recommend you buy more fiber before you leave the store to take home for practice.  A fiber with two or more colors will make it easier for you to see if your twist is even. A single color will also work.

What you will learn:
-types of fiber

-types of spindles
-parts of the spindle
-staple length
-Z and S twist
-connect a leader yarn
-connecting your fiber
-park and draft
-winding on the shaft

Place:  The Hook & Needle Nook at 1508 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA
Time: Saturday, January 28th, 2022 at 1PM.  The class lasts about 2.5 hours.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
A willingness to learn!
Materials Included:
Bring your own spindle or purchase one from the shop. The shop spindle is $14.50.
Instructor Name:
Karen Goodson
Instructor Bio:
Karen Goodson - I have been hand spinning yarn for over 35 years. I have done many crafts through the years however I have found making yarn to be at the top of my list. I have been involved in the hand spinning world throughout the Northwest for all of the years I have spun. I have been a director for North west Regional Handspinners Assn, a certified handspinning judge, and even taught the judging certification program for a number of years. I have demonstrated spinning at numerous events. I have belonged to many hand spinning groups, planned retreats and conferences for these groups. I love the craft so much My husband and I purchased and run a fiber mill where we custom produce yarns and roving for the local farmers. Fibers First Inc. I am a true crafter at heart - quilting, knitting, crocheting, weaving, pineneedle basketry, beading, rug hooking, sewing, scrapbooking are a few of the crafts I love. Teaching others any of these crafts has always been a joy for me as I really want to see all these crafts carried forward for many generations to come.

KG001: Beginning Spindling Class

$ 50.00
Includes fiber and instruction
Sat, Apr 15, 2023 at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
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  • The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC
  • 1508 North Monroe St
  • Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 368 - 9527
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