Hand spinning with drop spindle and spinning wheel

Demonstrating and teaching hand spinning
Spinning demonstrtion and teaching
Demonstration and teaching spinning with spinning wheel at Clydebuilt Festival 21/09/2019

At different occasions I have recently demonstrated the art and craft of hand spinning sheep’s wool with drop spindle and spinning wheel. I also shared my skills and experience and taught a few people at the Clydebuilt Festival 2019 and a group of teachers in Paisley this ancient and traditional textile craft.

Drop spindle demonstration at Clydebuilt Festival 2019
Drop spindle demonstration at Clydebuilt Festival 2019

For thousand of years in many areas of this world animal and plant fibres have been spun by hand, using a simple tool: a drop spindle. Later about 1000bc the more technical advanced spinning wheel was invented for hand spinning. I have various drop spindles and a spinning wheel, which I all enjoy to demonstrate and teach hand spinning with and of course to spinn wool for my own use. Some drop spindles have the whorl on top of the stick others at the bottom end. You would need to try both kinds to find out which one works best for you.

Spinning workshop as CPD for teachers
Various drop spindles
Various drop spindles also called hand spindles and hand carders

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Join me for a stroll and seasonal creativity in Nature!

Happy Spring Equinox!

Join me this Saturday, 23. March 2019, 2-4pm for a Spring-Equinox gathering. We’ll stroll through Lenzie Moss, North East of Glasgow and use our senses to watch, listen, smell, taste and touch to experience Nature as it unfolds this Spring time.

Then, by using our creativity and inspiration we’ll create a seasonal mandala with nature’s gifts. Dear Nature friends, this is something Continue reading Join me for a stroll and seasonal creativity in Nature!

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