xx-Sold Out-xx SP05 Drop Spindle Spinning with Maggie Casey
Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Schoolhouse
For much of history the world’s cloth was spun on a spindle. Learn how to use this simple tool and continue the tradition. Discover some tricks to make spinning on a spindle easy. Spin singles in the morning and ply in the afternoon. Try different spindle styles and sizes and see which one pleases you the most. Skill level: Beginner. Maximum number of students: 15.
Class Code: SP05. Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $30.
Maggie Casey is co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, Harrisville Designs, John C. Campbell Folk School, Yarn Fest, PLY Away, and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. She also has several Interweave DVDs.