Beginning Spinning on a Drop Spindle

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Learn how to spin on a drop spindle and make a 2-ply yarn. Then learn tips and tricks: different ways to hold the fiber, spinning a sturdy single, hassle-free plying, and how to finish your new yarn. Taught by Kira K.

Materials:

  • 2 ounces of undyed Corriedale, Blue-Faced Leicester, Targhee, or Romney wool roving
  • 2–3 ounce top-whorl drop spindle
  • two 3”- to 6”-diameter terracotta flower pots OR 2 two shoeboxes with lids