to spin on a simple and ancient tool, the drop spindle! Want to test
the spinning waters? Drop spindle is a great introduction to spinning
and with practice can be a fun way to create your own, one-of-a-kind
yarns! You will learn how to spin singles from a variety of wool fibers
and how to create a 2-ply yarn.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, September 2nd 10am-noon
COST: $25 class registration fee. (Materials will be available for purchase at Scratch when you arrive for class. *Wool for spinning $10 *Drop Spindle $26.50)
We'll be celebrating day two of our birthday weekend and serving up mimosas & light refreshments. Class size is limited to 10 students.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Casey Ryder is the owner of PortFiber, a fiber arts supply shop in Portland, Maine that serves as a hub for spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, dyers, and other makers. Casey regularly teaches wheel and drop spindle spinning, and rigid heddle weaving classes, and invites other fiber arts instructors from around Maine and New England to inspire her community, hosting workshops throughout the year at her shop. In 2016, Casey became the US Distributor of Cashmere People Yarns, a women-run business of hand spinners in Tajikistan & Afghanistan. She has since traveled to Tajikistan to meet the women she represents. This experience lives in her heart while she travels the US promoting their handspun cashmere and cashgora yarns. You can read about her travels in Tajikistan in the Trade issue of Taproot Magazine. In her spare time, Casey likes to knit, dance, drink coffee, read fantasy novels, and bike around town.