Spindle Spinning with Different Fiber Breeds (In-Person, Intergenerational) April 1, 2023
Apr 01, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM
Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
Categories April, Fiber Arts, Woodworking
Topics Christen Pentek
This class will explore how the fibers from different fiber breeds spin, and different characteristics of various fiber breeds. We will play with spinning different breeds and fibers from our local fibershed using handmade wooden drop spindles, which students will get to keep for future spinning.
We will experiment and play with fibers from local breeds including:
- Lennander, the alpaca
- Bert (chocolate) – the Romeldale
- Bert (ivory) – the Targhee/Rambouillet
- Naomi – the Jacob
Fibers will be pre-prepped, however students will have the opportunity to play with modifying the fiber preparation method by restructuring the fibers with combs or hand cards.
Your instructor will provide the following materials:
- All fibers for the class
- A handmade wooden drop spindle to keep
Hand cards and mini combs will also be available.
Students are asked to bring:
- camera if it helps you document your learning experience
- paper and writing utensil if it helps you document your learning experience
No experience required, however, knowledge of beginning spinning on a spindle may allow you to explore the nuances and differences of each spin a little more deeply.
Students ages 10 and older and welcome to attend this class (ages 10-16 must register with another registered adult).
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Materials Fee: $45
Total Cost: $95
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!