Montrose Farms is partnering with Koda’s Yarn & Fiber to offer a drop spindle class.
Ever want to learn to spin wool or fiber, but don’t know how and can’t afford to buy a spinning wheel? Let us teach you how to spin on a drop spindle.
Drop spindles, or hand spindles, have been around for 12,000 years during the Neolithic era of the Stone Age, when the first farming developments appeared. Drop spindles consist of a shaft with a hook on the end and a whorl, or cylinder, to help it spin while being suspended from the spinner’s hands.
Julie Allen, owner of Koda’s Yarn & Fiber, is a talented fiber artist with 12 years of experience of spinning and dyeing all types of fiber, but she’s been working with yarn for well over 20 years. She will share her knowledge about how to make yarn with a simple drop spindle.
Drop spindles and 8 oz. of alpaca fiber are included in the cost of the class, with time allotted to meet the alpacas whose fleece you’ll be spinning. Class size is limited.