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Introduction to Hand Spinning

June 16 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm


Introduction to Hand Spinning

Andrea Myklebust

Thursday, June 16th- Friday, June 17th

9:00am – 5:00pm

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will learn to make their own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning. This class is designed as an introduction to handspinning for absolute beginners, but people with prior spinning experience who wish to improve their spindle skills are also welcome.

For students interested in the Great Wheel workshop on June 18, who do not have prior spinning experience, this class will prepare you for working with the Great Wheel.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • The fundamental concepts of hand spinning
  • An understanding of the functions of draft and twist in fiber for the creation of a structurally-sound yarn
  • Be will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft using spindles, or to progress to learning the use of a spinning wheel


Andrea Myklebust

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • No special tools or equipment are required for this workshop, but students should wear easy-to-move-in clothing and comfortable shoes
  • If a student has fiber or a spindle of their own, or a spinning wheel they would like to bring to class, they are welcome to do so
  • If students have questions about tools they may wish to bring, please contact the instructor prior to class to discuss 

Material Fee:

  • $32.00 paid at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require additional safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$225.00 / per student


7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


June 16 @ 9:00 am
June 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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