Drop Spinning with Amy Reisman
February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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.