DIY Drop Spindles • February 18
Adult, Adult Classes, Featured Class
Saturday, February 18, 1 pm – 4 pm
Learn to spin using a drop spindle made from upcycled plastic lids, old CDs, dowel rods, pencils, and other widely accessible materials! Develop an understanding of how weight, balance, and movement effect the spindle. Gain the confidence to use found objects around you to create your own spinning tools. Learn the basics of spinning wool on your own drop spindle including how to prepare wool to be spun (carding wool or using prepared roving), spinning, and plying. Students will leave the class with the drop spindles they created as well as enough wool or roving to complete a skein at home. Great for beginners! Open to teen crafters, ages 12-15 yrs, with an accompanying adult. Materials fee of $10 per participant, payable to instructor at the time of class.
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Sadie Stock (she/they) began exploring fiber arts in childhood, learning spinning, knitting, and sewing from the women in her family. She recently graduated from Sterling College in Vermont where the college’s experiential learning curriculum allowed Sadie to explore broad topics of ecology, food, education, and culture often through the medium of fiber. At Sterling, Sadie was introduced to natural dyes and dyeing, and since then has been diving into quilting, knitting, and crocheting as connecting threads to past generations in their family. Sadie is interested in exploring the fiber in context as an art form that spans cultures and time and tracks dynamics of class, race, and gender throughout the world.
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