Category Archives: Workshops

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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Meet me at the Winter Fair at GalGael & at St Silas Church

GalGael Winter fair

Welcome to the WINTER FAIR on Saturday, 01. December, 11am – 4pm at GalGael in Glasgow/Ibrox, 15 Farley Street, G51 2SN.

You’ll find a vibrant atmosphere with a fantastic variety of craft stalls. Enjoy delicious home baking, coffee/tea and soup.
I’ll be there with my felted goodies and you can try your hands at needle felting for just £1.
Needle felted Christmas decoration and ornaments
Another date for your diary to meet me and my felted goodies:

WINTER FAIR, WITH ECO FRIENDLY FOCUS on Saturday, 15. December 11am – 4pm at St. Silas Church, 69 Park Road, G4 9JE, Woodlands area of Glasgow.

Gnomes, needle felted
Needle felted fairies
Autumn coloured bracelet, wet felted
Looking forward to see you there or at one or the other upcoming felt workshops.
Find my page Laryna’s creative fiber craft on Facebook.
With joy and excitement
Laryna