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Monday-Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

18437 E. Valley Hwy #102
Kent, WA 98032

Online Orders (206) 747-7121
Brick & Mortar (425) 251-1239

Drop Spindle Spinning

Drop spindle spinning is an excellent introduction to the mechanics of spinning! 

This class is a basic introduction to spinning using a drop spindle (top or bottom whorl, turkish spindles, etc).
You'll learn the basics to get started spinning including how to draft fiber, how to choose the right tools for the type of yarn you want to make, how to perform the physical act of spinning, and you'll be sent home with a list of resources you can use at home if you run into issues! 

Skill Level:


Skill Set Needed:

No experience necessary!

Class Includes:

- Two hours of instruction

- A one time use 10% off discount coupon for in-store merchandise (includes Makers’ Cafe) 

Class Prep & Materials Needed:

- A drop spindle (we recommend Schacht HiLo Spindle 1.1oz)
- 4oz or more of roving (superwash wool is recommended but silk, bamboo, or other fibers are also welcome)

Class Policies

We are continually striving to bring fresh new classes to our Makers’ Mercantile® patrons. To make sure that these classes take place, we encourage you to reserve your spot early to ensure the minimum enrollment!  Consider signing up with a friend, or a bunch of friends!!

Registration: Classes are sold on a first come, first served basis, both online and in-store, and your place in class is reserved with full payment.

Class Minimums: The minimum class size is 5 students.  If class registration does not reach 5 students by 7 days prior to the first session, the class will be cancelled. If we cancel your class for lack of enrollment, we will contact you with refund/transfer options.

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel any time prior to 7 days before the first class, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel after that date, we cannot issue a refund unless we are able to fill your place from the wait list. You may also have a friend take your place in the class, if you are not able to cancel in time to receive a refund.

Instructor: Sheena Pennell
Instructor Bio: Sheena Pennell is a designer and author from Ohio who fled to the Pacific Northwest to get more use out of her knitwear. Her many skills include knitting, crocheting, sewing, spinning, dying, and consuming copious amounts of chocolate.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.