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Learn to Spin on the Drop Spindle

Handspinning yarn and thread is one of the oldest crafts and is central to all textile-based projects. In this course we will learn how to use a drop spindle; one of the earliest tools used to spin wool that is still popular around the world today! We will cover spinning basics including twist direction, wool breed characteristics, staple length, preparation methods, and plying. By the end of this workshop, you will have a small skein of yarn to take home and the foundational knowledge to continue spinning your own yarn! 

Drop spindles are included for the duration of the workshop 

50g of wool roving (sold at ECQco!)
Sharp snips

This workshop is suited for adults (age 15+)

If you cannot attend a workshop (either one-day or a multi-day series) and it is 7 or more days before the start date, you will receive a store credit for 75% of the value of the workshop with a 30-day expiry date. If you cancel less than 7 days before the start of the workshop, you will NOT receive a refund or store credit. No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show" in the workshop regardless of the reason. So please ensure that you can attend before signing up.  EAST COAST QUILT co reserves the right to cancel workshops/events for any reason. If this happens, you will be refunded your full workshop fee.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Enthusiasm to learn!
Materials Included: Drop spindles are included for the duration of the workshop
Requirements: 50g of wool roving (sold at ECQco!) Sharp snips
Instructor: Christian Dauble
Instructor Bio: Christian Dauble (they/them) is a trans-nonbinary craftsperson, scholar, and musician currently living in St. John’s, NL. Originally from Tampa Bay, Florida, they moved to Newfoundland in 2017 to pursue a master's and PhD in music and folklore, with a special interest in Scottish Highland bagpiping. After years of studying and performing as a musician, Christian became enthralled with the world of craft and fibre arts at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now a weaver, knitter, spinner, and dyer, Christian is committed to using their skills as a researcher and educator to bring crafting knowledge to the broader community.
Drop spindles are included for the duration of the workshop

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.