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Beginning Spindle Spinning

Date and Time: October 22; 10 am-1 pm
Registration Deadline: October 19

Twisting fiber into yarn is arguably the oldest of all technologies. For most of human history, all yarns were spun using a very simple tool: the drop spindle. In this workshop, we will use drop spindles to create yarn from wool fiber. We will spin “singles” and we will make a 2-ply yarn. Participants will take home a CD drop spindle.

Amy Tyler, Interlochen, MI. Amy has degrees in modern dance, kinesiology, and physiology. Her art and science backgrounds give her a keen understanding of learning movement skills, composition, pattern recognition, and systematic exploration. She translates that understanding into practical approaches to spinning and knitting techniques. She teaches spinning and knitting at venues across the country and is well known for her animated and engaging teaching style. Amy has published numerous articles in PLY Magazine and Spin Off. You can find out more about her work on her website, www.stonesockfibers.com.

All supplies are included and will be provided by the instructor: samples for examination, notebook with handouts, a CD drop spindle, and fiber for spinning.

Minimum Enrollment: Glen Arbor Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.

Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the day of the class.

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2021 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
  • All students must wear face coverings inside the center when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated by September 15, 2021.


October 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Amy Tyler
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Beginning Spindle Spinning (member)
Memberships are valid January - December.
$ 120.00
12 available
Beginning Spindle Spinning (non-member)
$ 135.00
12 available

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