Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop @ Carry On Crafting

Make your own yarn at the Carry On Crafting Festival.

1 hour Class size 1 to 8     label £20
In this textiles class at the Carey on Crafting festival, you will discover the ancient craft of drop spindle spinning, one of the oldest tools known to humanity. Through the use of a drop spindle, you'll unlock the skills of twisting and plying fibres, strengthening them, and expanding their potential uses.
  • Delve into various types of wool and explore different techniques for preparing wool fibres for spinning.
  • Master the drop spindle itself and the art of spinning thread.
  • Gain proficiency in plying your spun thread.
During this engaging workshop, you can expect to feel a sense of accomplishment as you see the transformation of raw fibres into beautiful hand-spun yarn. The experience may leave you feeling inspired and connected to the traditional craft of spinning. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a small sample of your very own hand-spun yarn, a tangible reminder of your skill and creativity in this ancient activity.
Don't miss this opportunity to join us for an enriching experience in the world of traditional craftsmanship!
What you'll get
You will try out a drop spindle and different fibers. Drop spindles will be available to purchase to take home.

Carry on Crafting Festival, South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17

Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop @ Carry On Crafting location
Your teacher
Four Otter Craft Studio
Four Otter Craft Studio

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At the heart of Four Otter Craft Studio we believe that creativity knows no boundaries. Our space is a sanctuary for self-expression, a sanctuary where imaginations run wild and innovation flourishes. We are driven by the belief that the act of working with our hands connects us not only to our craft but also to our inner selves, allowing us to discover a profound sense of fulfilment and purpose.
Join us at Four Otter Craft Studio where we invite you to experience the joy of working with your hands, the camaraderie of a vibrant community, and the transformative power of textiles. Together, we can create something truly extraordinary.

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