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Beginner Drop Spindle-December 9 & 16

Beginner Drop Spindle-December 9 & 16

Regular price $ 30.00
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Instructor: Heather Wagner

Date: Thursday, December 9 & 16

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $30

Skill Level: Beginner

Skills Needed: None

Materials Needed: Drop spindle and at least 2 oz of fiber. Recommended fibers- Merino or BFL


Intro to drop spindling

Have you ever wanted to learn to spin your own yarn? Have you ever seen some lovely fiber at a show and wished you had the skills to turn fluff into stuff? This is the class for you.

In this class students will learn how to use a high whorl or Turkish drop spindle to spin yarn. Students will also learn the basics of fiber preparation for spinning. Featured skills will include how to use an external leader to attach fiber for spinning, 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 park and draft or  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.

2 hours 2 classes (one to intro and let people go home and practice, the second class to cover plying and other info.

Please Note:  The cost of the class does not include materials or patterns so these must be purchased separately. We are more than happy to help you choose the proper materials listed for each class for which you will receive a 10% discount.  Please be sure to make your purchases prior to class to avoid any delay in start time.

Class descriptions will include experience level and provide instructions for any homework that needs to be completed prior to class.  Please come prepared since there will not be time during class to catch up on homework.  Please contact us if you have any questions regarding homework.


Class sizes are limited so students must register and pay prior to the class, in person, online or call-in to reserve a spot.  We accept cash, check or credit card payments for classes.

Refund Policy

Cancel 48 hrs or more prior to class – full refund
Cancel 24 – 48 hrs prior to class – Receive a store credit for full amount
Cancel less than 24 hrs prior to class – No Refund of any kind

If Harps & Thistles and/or the instructor cancels the class for any reason you will have a choice of applying the fee to another class or receiving a refund.

Put your Shipping Policy here.

Yarn must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund.

Yarn may be returned within 30-90 days for exchange or store credit.

No returns after 90 days.


Needles are returnable within 24 hours for refund. 

Needles may be returned within a week of purchase for exchange or store credit.

No returns after one week.


Custom orders require 50% down with the balance due when yarn is picked up.

Custom orders may be retuned for exchange or store credit only – no refunds.


All returns must be in like new condition with all labels and tags in good condition.