Banner 1 - Spinning Class

3 days, personal instructor, $125
Have you ever wondered how weavers use a simple drop spindle to produce the huge quantities of thread they need to create their beautiful textiles? How do they keep the spindle spinning, and what really are the mechanics behind it? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more as you practice making your own alpaca thread with a pushka, the Quechua word for drop spindle. Spinning instructors from different communities provide one-on-one instruction to help you master the deceptively simple art of spinning.

Our three day spinning course includes all of the materials you will need to spin, plus a packet of information and instructions. Class hours each day are 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm.

  • Day 1: Learn to over-spin. Over-spinning is re-spinning yarn to make it stronger. – $45 
  • Day 2: Learn to spin alpaca wool into thread. – $40
  • Day 3: Continue practicing and refining your skills as you spin finer, stronger thread. – $40