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Drop Spinning with Amy Reisman

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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This program is once a week for four weeks.
Free
Drop Spindle for spinning yarn

Learn to spin wool yarn on a drop spindle

The ancient art of spinning wool with a drop spindle is thousands of years old.  The technology required is a wooden dowel ( the shaft ) a disc with a center hole (the whorl) a hook or notch and a length of carded wool. That’s it. This relaxing hobby was once the initial manufacturing process for all fabric. Drop spinning predates the spinning wheel by about 9000 years.

The first lesson will include assembling the drop spindle, learning about the properties of wool fiber and spinning with the “Park and Draw” method.

This craft can fit easily into a pocketbook and go anywhere. Waiting rooms and car rides can be great place to practice this time-honored craft.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
23 Commerce Park
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Phone:
207-664-0339
Website:
www.bethcwrightcancercenter.org