Introduction to Drop Spindle Spinning with Eleanor Flynn

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Learn the slow, mindful craft of spinning your own little ball of yarn! Using a lovely wooden drop spindle and lots of colourful fibre, you'll learn how to draft your wool, spin your own yarn and understand how to ply your fibres to your desired thickness. You will learn about all the different types of fibre and breeds of sheep that you can use for this very unique craft and also how to look after your wool, once spun, to enable you to then go forward and knit/crochet/weave with your very own handspun yarn. Your class fee includes everything you need to spin your yarn in class and a drop spindle to take home!

About your teacher: Eleanor Flynn is a British Textile Artist and Tutor. Eleanor has been playing around with textiles since she was a child, inspired by her Great Great Grandmother, a Court Dressmaker. Spurred on by her Grandmother's legacy, Eleanor Graduated Goldsmith's College of Art and was awarded the Elke Lacey Award for Textiles in 2016. Eleanor specialises in teaching Stitching and Spinning and is hugely interested in the heritage of Craft and making sure these traditional crafts are not forgotten. 

Skills needed: No previous experience is required.

Materials: All materials will be provided for this class and you'll get to keep your drop spindle! Additional fibre will be available at your student discount of 10% off.

Maximum class size: 5

Length: 2.5 hours

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at