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Learn to Spin With Drop Spindle (4hrs) - Kimber Valley Farms
Learn to Spin With Drop Spindle (4hrs) - Kimber Valley Farms
Learn to Spin With Drop Spindle (4hrs) - Kimber Valley Farms
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Learn to Spin With Drop Spindle (4hrs)

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Upcoming dates:

Sunday May 15/22 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Friday June 17/22 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Interested in a unique farm experience?  Join us for a farm visit and spinning workshop which will last approximately 4 hours.

Drop Spindles were one of the earliest forms of creating threads and yarns for making cloth and clothing. Spinning wheels can be expensive and using a drop spindle to start to learn to hand spin on is an inexpensive way enter the craft.

Each student in this class will be given a beginner drop spindle to take home, 100g of Icelandic roving, and spinning instruction. We will learn about how to create the yarn, drafting the yarn, the park and draft method of winding yarn on the spindle.  We will also discuss plying yarn on a spindle and how to set the yarn after it is finished. There will also be some discussion about different types of spindles and how to use them.

This workshop will take place on the farm in the sheep barn.  Meet the makers behind our beautiful wool.  Truly connect with your project as you meet the sheep that your fibre comes from.  They may even keep you company while you create with their wool!  Includes all tools, supplies and fibre necessary to complete your project.

Class limited to 10 participants.  Cost - $140 per person.

You can also check out our farm shop if you'd like to take home some wool products from our flock.

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