Drop spindle for beginners


Duration: half day

Price: £25

Run by: Marie Bond
at Home Farm Heritage

01509 239082

Home Farm
Woodhouse Lane
Nanpantan
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3YG

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About the Course

Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning.
Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn.
In this half day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of drop spinning using a simple top whorl drop spindle and prepared wool fibre you will be walked through the basics of the technique and given lots of time for supported practice. You will be able to take your very own handspun wool away with you.

Drop spindle spinning is an excellent introduction into the world of spinning; you might choose to take your skills further by joining us to learn how to spin on a wheel after your drop spindle course.

This session will run from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The course fee includes tuition, materials and refreshments.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th February 2018

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