Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162

 

 

 

And just a reminder... We will be taking a class hiatus for the hot month of August. Look for the fall schedule to be posted in the last week of August!

Spinning...


Spindle Spinning for the very beginners.

 

In the first two hour class we will talk about fiber types and animals and fiber preparation. We will play with twist energy, and learn the park and draft method on a bottom whorl and top whorl spindle.  Take the spindle home and spin for a week before we return and review our skills.

The next week, we will review, and learn the new skill of plying yarn and the finishing techniques of yarn. Denny's love of spindle spinning and teaching becomes evident  through the conversations of the spinning community, samples and equipment she brings to class.
Learning how to spin yarn will teach one so much more then  ever imagined. Turning fluff into string is an addictive and fabulous form of fibre fun!

No previous spinning experience needed. That's right you don't need any skills at knitting to learn how to make yarn.

Warning: we are not kidding about the addictive part. And the best part... you can take your drop spindle anywhere and spin away... 'tis very portable and awe-inspiring.

This four hour class over two weeks, will introduce you to this age old skill using a very simple drop spindle.

DropSpindle

Cost - $70.00***
All materials are included in the class fee including a spindle to take home. Bring a pen and paper if you like to take notes!

Instructor:Denny

Support Spindle Spinning

 

There are several different instruments used to spin yarn.  Most recognizable will be the drop spindle and the spinning wheel, but don't forget about the support spindle!  It is compact and fun to do and so many pretty options to make them.  Join us to learn the basics of twisting fiber into string on this easy to make tool!  And learn how to fashion a support spindle out of easy to find items too!

 

Materials are included, including a special support spindle!


 


DropSpindle

Drop spindle experience required. (intermediate)

Please bring: pen and paper if you like taking notes.

Cost - $45.00***
Instructor: Denny


 

 

 

If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at thepurplepurl@gmail.com with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!

 

Happy Stitching!
Jennifer & Miko

 

*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available. All fees include applicable tax.

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