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Intro to Spinning Yarn: Drop Spindle Spinning
July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$90
Learn how to spin your own yarn with a 3d printed Turkish drop spindle. The usage of drop spindles have been traced back thousands of years all around the world, and are still used in some parts of the world as a way of life. Hand spun yarn can be used for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and embellishments on other craft projects. Participants will receive a starter hand spinning kit of a 3d printed Turkish drop spindle and 2 oz of hand dyed wool top.
Come to our workshop if:
- You want to make your own custom yarns
- You want to work with natural fibres
- You are looking for a portable therapeutic creative outlet
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum # of Participants: 4
Project: Handspun yarn.
Prerequisites: None. Beginner level class.
**Please note registration closes 24 hours prior to class**
- Learning about different types of drop spindles & wool
- Preparing top to be spun
- How to make yarn thinner or thicker
- Plying yarn
- Finishing your yarn
About the Instructor:
Mai has been working in the film industry as a costumer for the past 5 years after graduating from Capilano University’s Costuming for Stage & Screen program. Their journey in the fibre arts began in early elementary school with learning basic hand sewing and basic knitting from family members. While they didn’t get very far with knitting, sewing costumes and cosplays for fun would later lead to their current career in the film industry. After work and during time off, Mai currently enjoys handspinning, processing fleeces, and in general working with wool and other natural fibres. As a wool loving, yarn spinning addict, Mai loves to discuss fibre arts, spinning wheels, fibre processing, and fibres.
What is the age limit for the class?
The minimum age for participants is 14. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian provide supervision during the class. Do you have children younger than 14? Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on our summer camps and kid friendly classes!
Where can I park ?
Maker Cube’s parking lot has ample space available. Should the lot reach capacity, there is street parking along 206A St.
How do I cancel or reschedule a class?
Refunds or credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified by email to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, and a re booking of $45.00 will be applied to reschedule a class.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the class for sign-in and to ensure it starts on time, those arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be able to attend. In the event of low registration the class will be canceled and participants registered will be rescheduled to an alternate class date.