If you love the feel of fiber between your fingers and the lure of transforming it into yarn, Drop Spindle Spinning is something to try! Learn to make your own yarn from commercially prepared wool fibers using a drop spindle. Spinning with a drop spindle is relaxing and portable. Students may bring their own drop spindle, or use one of the studio drop spindles. Drop Spindles will be available for purchase. Each student in this half-day class will go home with a small skein of handspun yarn. No previous spinning experience is required.
Instructor: Penny Lacroix
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $50.00 plus $3.00 fiber fee payable on day of the workshop
Minimum 3 students; maximum 10 students
Intro to Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Penny Lacroix is a fiber artist specializing in weaving and spinning. She is a co-chair of the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild, Chair of the Morning Workshop Committee for the Weavers’ Guild of Boston, and an active member of the Boston Area Spinners and Dyers. In all these positions, she appreciates the multitude of opportunities to interact with spinners and weavers of all levels and with other people in the arts community. She recently completed the Explorations in Advanced Weaving program with Laurie Autio and the Apprentice rating through the Weavers’ Guild of Boston. Her resume includes Systems Engineer, Museum Director, and ongoing activities as an 18th century reenactor. All her past experiences interweave in her current Fiber Arts career as she teaches weaving and spinning and presents textile programs to guilds and at historical venues. Penoix’s Weave Studio is based in her home in Westford, Massachusetts, which she shares with numerous looms and spinning wheels, her husband, and their furry companions.