Beginning Spinning I: Fibers and Folklore, Thursday April 6, 6-8pm, The TAUNY Center
Thursday, April 6, 6-8 PM, $20 ($15 for TAUNY Friends)
Spinning, the ancient art of twisting fibers to make yarn or thread, still thrives in the North Country, and Tilly Lind is here to show you how to bring its magic into your own creative practice. In this workshop, she will show you how to spin wool using spindles and a spinning wheel, and she will share stories and folklore about spinning while you practice. Hot tea and cookies will be provided for a cozy evening of crafts and storytelling.
Maximum class size is 6 students.
Registration is required. The registration fee includes the use of spindles and wool in class, and students can take a spindle kit home for an additional $20.
Contact email@example.com for more information. If you are a TAUNY Friend and would like to use your discount to register, either call the Folkstore or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special coupon code to use at the checkout when you register online.
The TAUNY Center is a wheelchair-accessible space. Hands-on participants will use simple, low-impact hand movements and lightweight tools to twist washed wool. Work can be done seated or standing. Children are welcome with adult supervision.
About the instructor: Tilly Lind is a folklorist and fiber artist who has studied textiles in Estonia and the U.S. and specializes in working with antique spinning wheels and wool from heritage sheep. She is TAUNY’s new program director and is currently finishing her dissertation, Entangled Wool: Handwork, Heritage, and Ecology in Estonia.