Thursday, September 1, 2011

How does fiber get to be yarn?

Drop spindles.
Ever wonder how the sheep, alpaca, rabbit, goat and other animal fibers get spun into yarn? My guild, the Riverbend Fiber Arts Guild, is having a program at the September 10 guild meeting on spinning with a drop spindle. The drop spindle is a great tool for beginners or those curious about getting into spinning. The program will also include a demonstration on carding batts to make art yarns.

Drop spindles made with recycled CDs and fiber for spinning will be available to use and purchase. Experienced spinners from the guild will have their spinning wheels at the meeting so you can see this technique in action. The guild meeting starts at 11 am.
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