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Hand Spinning

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


This two-part workshop is open to all levels. Students will learn how to spin wool on a drop spindle, and gain a level of literacy in spinning that will be useful to all spinners. Whether you spin on a wheel or a spindle, use wool or cotton, make yarn for knitting or weaving or anything in between: it all begins with the yarn. Prin is a knitter, weaver, and spinner. She is passionate about these ancient skill’s links with the landscape and culture. When we are not discussing grist and twist, staple and draft, we’ll be making those connections. We’ll look at how natural fibers fit into the landscape: wild and domestic. We’ll touch on a variety of tools and techniques that have developed from diverse spinning traditions, and get a feel for what makes this essential craft so simple and yet so multilayered. And of course, we’ll make warm, wonderful yarn.

Students will go home with spindles and fiber to continue their practice. Wool will be available to purchase for spinning at home.

Everything we cover will be helpful for students learning to spin on a wheel, as well. If you have a wheel of your own, we encourage you to bring it to the course and get support with how to use it.


  • This course takes place on two consecutive Saturday mornings, August 7th and August 14th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day
  • Students only need to register once, via the link below, to be enrolled in both Saturday sessions
  • The registration cost includes both session days
  • We cannot reduce the fee if you attend only one session

Workshop Details

Instructor: Prin Van Gulden

Length: 2 days*

Skill Level: All

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration Cost: $100.00

Material Cost: $25.00 payable at time of Course

*This workshop takes place on two consecutive Saturday mornings, August 7th and August 14th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day

Registration for all courses will open in April 2021.


Please read our COVID-19 Protocols prior to registering. 


August 7
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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