Drop Spindle Class with Pam Salisbury
Students will learn how to use a high whorl drop spindle to spin yarn. Featured skills will include how to use an external leader to attach fiber for spinning, how to spin your own leader from spinning fiber, how to manage twist, the importance of twist; Z and S twist, how to distinguish and use the "drafting zone," how to spin a singles yarn using continuous drafting methods, how to store spun yarn on your spindle to form a "cop," how to prepare your spun singles for plying a two-ply yarn, how to ply on a spindle, how to make an emergency wrist distaff.
Skill Level: Absolute Beginner
Supplies Needed: High whorl drop spindle, designated fiber (available at Tolt Yarn and Wool)