The World of Hand Spindles with TRACY HUDSON, Mondays, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Spindles are used continuously all over the world, to create every kind of yarn and textile imaginable. Join me for an in-depth exploration of this ancient skill. Slow down and appreciate the feel of fiber between your fingers, and discover your own favorite way of making yarn with spindles.
Through hands-on practice, you will learn a wide-ranging set of spindle techniques. Visual presentations will provide knowledge of how the various techniques fit into the cultural history of handspinning. The spinning tools are simple enough that students will be encouraged to try making their own - a great way to learn more about how spinning works! An informed perspective on tools and materials will enable you to choose the most suitable and enjoyable way to incorporate handspinning in your life.
All skill levels welcome! A student supply list will be emailed to students prior to class.
A $30 materials fee will be paid to the instructor.