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Fri, Aug 19


Beatnik Lounge

Drop Spindle Spinning

Learn the ancient skill of spinning with a drop spindle. For over 9,000 years the yarn, thread, ropes and cord we used were spun on this simple tool. Feel the connection to our ancient matrilineal line as you create one of the most essential materials to human evolution.

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Drop Spindle Spinning
Drop Spindle Spinning

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2022, 5:00 PM – Aug 20, 2022, 7:00 PM

Beatnik Lounge, 61957 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA


About the event

In this hands-on two hour class you will acquire the tools and practice to begin your own journey with this 9,000+ year old skill that is still used today. We will begin by discussing the basics of spinning - the how and why it works the way it does, the differences in various fibers, the terminology, and a bit of history. We will then move on to the "practicum" of spinning. By the time you leave you will be able to confidently practice on your own and be well on your way to being able to create your own yarn.

Your workshop fee will include a drop spindle and enough wool to practice with, along with handouts for you to reference along with suggested reading and resources.


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