Jacqui Walker

INTRODUCTION TO DROP SPINNING

Learn to make your own yarn using simple tools, for inspiring results! Master the art of drafting, spinning and plying and compelte the process from fibre to finished yarn.

Jacqui will show you how to prepare fibre by pre-drafting and how to spin singles and create a 2 ply yarn. Working with commercially prepared tops, you can begin the process of learning how to create your own yarns. In you class pack, as well as fibres to spin with you will also receive a student spindle.

You are welcome to bring your own spindling tools should you already have fallen for the temptations of some of the many beautiful spindles available to today’s spinner. During the class Jacqui will share not only the methods of spinning simple yarns but will also give you an introduction to other fibre sources and tools, such as fleece and carding, to name just two.

Skill Level: Suitable for beginners 

Materials Required: None

Workshop Duration: 3 hours

Date / Time: Sunday 4th August 2019, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Price: £57.50 Workshop + Sunday Entry / £63.00 Workshop + Weekend Entry / £50.00 Additional Workshop (only valid if purchased AFTER purchasing a different Workshop + Entry ticket)

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Jacqui Walker has been spinning for over a decade. Over the years she has lost track of how many people she has helped to learn to spin but she still enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for fibre by teaching drop spindling. “Turning fluff into your own handspun yarn is like magic", she says.

Now a teacher of children with special needs, over the years, Jacqui has taught spinning to adults and children of all ages. She also ran a small indie dyeing business producing hand dyed fibres and yarns before turning to teaching full-time.

Drop spinning provides an inexpensive introduction to spinning, teaches you the skills you need to explore wheel spinning and opens up an engaging craft which allows you to produce your own yarns, whether it’s for sampling different fibres for knitting, crochet or weaving  or a portable pastime for when you have to leave your wheel behind.