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Class: Intro to Drop Spindle with Jessica

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    Class: Intro to Spinning with a Drop Spindle
    (This class is for Top Whorl Drop Spindles only)

    Level: Absolute Beginner
    Instructor: Jessica Patterson

    Make your own yarn!
    Learn the techniques to spin your own yarn with a top whorl drop spindle. In this hands-on class you will learn about staple length, drafting, over and under twisting. Learn tips and tricks for using your drop spindle, how to troubleshoot your spinning and avoid common pitfalls. Discuss different fibers and spend class time spinning singles using your own drop spindle and beautiful carded corriedale sliver.

    Students should bring a small rug, towel, or blanket to place on the ground under where they will be spinning. The rug is to protect the drop spindle from damage should it fall to the floor.
    Class includes 4oz of fiber 

    Materials Required:
    Drop Spindle (at least 1.5 - 2oz weight)
          The 80mm Ashford Top Whorl Drop Spindle is a great choice 
    Small rug or towel to place beneath the spindle
    (included) 4oz of fiber for spinning

    Due to the continued lower risks of Covid-19, at this time we are not currently requiring vaccination to attend classes, however, if Austin re-enters Medium or High Risk guidelines you will be asked to either present a proof of vaccination, or provide a negative covid test to attend classes/camps. Although we are not requiring proof of vaccination at this time, you may still be asked to mask during class times if you are unvaccinated to accommodate any higher risk students or teachers.

    1. If you would prefer to sign-up over the phone, call HCW at 707-7396 with credit card information to secure a spot.

    2. There is a $2 cancellation fee. A 5-day notice is required for cancellation without additional penalty. Cancellations made within 5 days of a class are subject to a 50% class charge.Cancellations made the day of class and no-shows are not refundable.

    3.Classes may be cancelled in the event of insufficient sign-ups (less than 3 students) - if we cancel a class you will be notified the week before by phone & will be given a full refund.