• Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning

Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning



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Make your own yarn!! In this beginner-level class, you'll learn to spin your own yarn using a simple tool called a drop spindle -- no spinning wheel required! This is a perfect craft for fiber-loving apartment dwellers, as it requires only minimal tools and a small amount of space, yet it packs a huge punch. What's better than making your own custom yarn?!


In this workshop, you'll learn:

  • Overview of various plant and animal fiber types 
  • How to prepare fiber for spinning on a drop spindle
  • Everything you need to know to start spinning yarn, including:
-Pre-drafting and staple length
-Attaching a leader
-Potential problems and how to fix them

    Each student will make a 4-ounce ball of wool yarn, which you can use to knit, weave, or simply to take home and admire!

    Four ounces of wool fiber is included with class, and drop spindles will be provided for use during class. 


    Skill requirements:
    No previous experience is required for this class. All are welcome! 


      Class Details

      Date & Time: select date above
      Class Length: 3 hours
      Location: Brooklyn Craft Company (here’s where we’re located)
      Cost: $55 includes 3 hours of instruction, 4 ounces of wool fiber, and use of drop spindle during class. Also, all students receive a 10% discount on all store merchandise on the day of class!

      All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.


      Meet Your Instructor

      Allison Page is an ex-librarian, occasional tap dancer and drag aficionado. She fell into a pile of yarn ten years ago and never found her way out. She spends her days in Brooklyn dreaming about making a hand-made wardrobe from the New York fibershed (fiber from the surrounding 150 miles). She loves all crafts but spinning fleece into yarn is closest to her heart. 

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