Turkish Drop Spindle Class with Rachael of Cat and Sparrow - Saturday 14th May

Turkish Drop Spindle Class with Rachael of Cat and Sparrow - Saturday 14th May

  • £95.00

NEW VENUE: Our new dedicated teaching space is located at Chesterblade Hills, set in the beautiful Somerset countryside in the hamlet of Chesterblade. For more details about our new teaching space see here. Exact directions will be sent after booking.


SATURDAY 14th May 2022 10am - 3pm

Join Rachael Prest of Cat and Sparrow fame as she teaches you to spin your own yarn on a Turkish drop spindle.

Whether you’re new to spinning or are interested in trying out a Turkish spindle, this is a great one-day course.  

The class will cover:

the basics of fibre construction
examine how different fibres behave and what they’re useful for
types of fibre preparation and their qualities
the dynamics of twist
how to set up your drop spindle and get started
winding on your turtle/cop


You’ll have the opportunity to try spinning with different fibres and different preparations, as well as one-on-one help with any aspect of the spinning process that might be tricky. The course includes all materials, including the spindle and some extra fibre to take home.  

Refreshments and a light lunch are included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

A few T's & C's:

Please note that we need a minimum of 4 attendees in order to run the course.

Covid: Please do not attend if you, or anyone you live with, have a positive test, a temperature or any symptoms. In accordance with current guidelines, we are not requiring attendees to wear masks. If you are unable to attend due to Covid, please let us know and we will do our very best to transfer you to a future course date.

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations with less than 2 week's notice. This is in order to give us a chance to fill the space. If you cancel at less than 2 week's notice and we are able to fill your space, we can offer you a transfer to the next available course date.

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a course due to illness or such like, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity and either refund you or transfer you to the next available course date, depending on your preference.

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