What if you could create a ball of yarn on your suspended spindle AS you spin? You can!
Easy to use and lots of fun, Turkish spindles are also a practical choice for hand spinners. Spin and ply straight from the beautiful center-pull ball you create as you build your cop on to the cross-shaped whorl. In this two-hour session, you will learn and practice the basics of operating a Turkish spindle:
making a half hitch
starting a cop
building a balanced cop
managing a center-pull ball
creating 2-ply yarn
This class is suitable for beginning spinners as well as those who have some experience spinning and want to learn to use a new tool.
Participants will receive instruction and 2 ounces of fiber for spinning.
Purchase a spindle from the selection at Hope's Favorite Things or bring your own Turkish spindle.
Thursday, July 19th -- 10-noon Instructor: Sara Bauer Class Fee: $45
Local Master woodworker Steven Antonucci made these beautiful Turkish spindles. Available in the shop now!