About Spindle Exploration
Discover the purpose behind a spindle's size, shape, and weight. Learn the ideal yarn diameter range for each weight spindle. Cynthia, a spindle maker, loves to share her passion for spindle spinning. Students learn how to pair fiber and spindle for a desired yarn. This class covers spindles with a whorl and hook, including top, bottom, drop, and supported. Students will learn what the spindle contributes in spinning yarn and how to apply it to Turkish spindles and other styles.
Students may ask about their own spindles and fiber as time permits.
This class is limited to 50 students.
Class Materials Needed
Teens and Adults
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Single 2-hour session on Sunday, July 9, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.
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Cynthia Dianne Haney, a spindle maker, is passionate about teaching people how to spin. She designs spindles and turns them on the lathe to aid students with high quality performance, enabling students to make the yarn they want with a spindle. She has taught beginner spinners of all ages and abilities since 2011 - from individual lessons to specialized group classes at guilds, Camaj School of Fiber Arts, Fiberworld, Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, and Maryland Sheep and Wool. A Virginia native, her woodshop and Cynthia Wood Spinner business is located in Nelson County. More information and social contacts on https://cynthiawoodspinner.com/.
The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Although MAFA is best known for its biennial conference - and now for virtual programs - the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization also provides ongoing financial grants, fellowships and scholarships to promote education, development and public outreach in the fiber arts. Find out more about MAFA at https://mafafiber.org/.
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