About this Event
[CANCELLED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY]
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Learn how to spin your own yarn using a modern version of an ancient tool, the drop spindle. Or advance to other techniques or wheel spinning. All levels welcome.
We will also discuss other types of fiber to spin, fiber prep tools and their usage (we have several available in our fiber cabinet), where to acquire tools and fiber, and connecting with the larger fiber community.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Beginners or folks refreshing will start on drop-spindle.
Intermediate, whatever their interest (usually plying, or wheel-spinning).
Advanced, let me know ahead of time if you have a specific interest in a tool, technique or fiber.
This class will teach you the basic mechanics of spinning, but you will need to plan on practicing outside of class to improve your skill and control.
Optional kits available for home practice (see below, small fee).
We will have spindles/fiber available in class. If you have your own spindle/fiber, you are welcome to bring them.
So you took the first class and got a spindle full spun up but want help plying, or what's next?
Or know how to spin but want to learn different spinning/plying techniques, or tackle a particular fiber? Bring what tool/fiber/project that you have and we'll go from there. It's fine if you have a wheel and want to bring it.
TO THOSE INTERESTED IN LEARNINGS WHEEL SPINNING:
**recommend you having done some drafting on drop spindle first, but not a requirement
1) Please let me know ahead of time if possible (if there are many of you, I may bring an extra wheel). Contact info at bottom.
2) We have one classroom wheel, so you may have to take turns. Bring your drop spindle and fiber so that you can be working on it while waiting your turn at the wheel.
If you like spinning and want to take home fiber and spindle to practice with, bring $5 for a kit you can take home. Class is free otherwise.
Contact me on DMS Talk: @kyrithia
Or text 469-831-0916
FB: Jeannie Berry Harwell
Want to connect with the fiber community at DMS?
Join Facebook group "Dallas Makerspace Fiberholics"
Special Considerations and Warnings
We will have tools and fiber in class.
If you want to take home a practice spindle and fiber, we have kits available for $5 (cash or can pay with card at the CA kiosk)