Spindle Spinning with Local Breeds (Intergenerational) November 18, 2023

Nov 18, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $95.00

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This class will explore spindle spinning with different breeds, using minimal equipment that can portably fit in a backpack. 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.

spindle spinning groupYour 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

Skill Level
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.

Age Requirement
Students ages 10 and older and welcome to attend this class. Ages 10-15 must register with another registered adult. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission (via email to info@marinemillsfolkschool.org). 

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $50
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!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.