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Jan. 2: Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners

Jan. 2: Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners

Spinning wool can be a relaxing, meditative, and therapeutic activity. If you've ever wanted to try your hand at spinning your own yarn, this class is for you. We will learn to spin a single-ply yarn on a cd drop spindle. Drop spindles and fiber are provided, but if you have a spindle of your own or some fiber that you'd like to work with, bring it and we will get you spinning. There will also be a follow-up class 3 weeks after this one that will cover a variety of plying techniques, so you can learn to make just the yarn you want for your knitting, crocheting, and weaving projects. Note: Kristen will also bring extra dyed roving for sale should students want more.

Jan. 2, 6-8 pm

Join us for an invigorating evening of art + fun! Appetizers provided. Bring a drink of your choice. All classes are held at the Arnold Block. 245 Main Street, Bethel, VT 05032. If you have questions or want to pay by cash or check, email:

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Instructor: Kristen Judkins

Kristen is a fiber farmer in Bethel, VT. She started Gilead Fiber Farm 10 years ago, after a love affair with spinning helped her determine her dream sheep, the Finn and Shetland cross. Kristen has been spinning for almost 20 years and has processed and spun dozens of varieties of wool, alpaca, and goat fleece. She now works at Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill in Waitsfield, where she processes her own wool into yarn, along with the wool of many VT farmers. Kristen also dyes all her own wool and loves to share that knowledge with others.