We are now taking bookings for our Meditating the Spindle Workshops! Workshops are held on consecutive Saturday afternoons:
Saturday 4 & 11 November 2-5pm
Saturday 25 November & 2 December 2-5pm
Spindles, fibre and class notes are provided. Any previous experience with yarn or fibre will be helpful, but not necessary
Min 2, max 6 students.
Cost: €120 incl IVA and materials
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Spinning fibre by hand using a drop spindle is an ancient technique and one the world relied on for thousands of years and it can teach us much about mindfulness in our very techno world in the 21st century. It is a skill that relies on patience, gentle concentration and mindful hands as well as a quiet mind.
This class will teach the fundamental skills required to use a drop spindle. By the end of the class participants will know and understand the use of the drop spindle; the different fibres that can be used to make different types of thread or yarn; be able to use their spindle to make yarn. They will learn how using a drop spindle can be an aid to mindfulness, meditation and calm.
Instructor: Felicity Griffin Clark has more than thirty years’ experience in fibre arts. She spins wool, silk, paper and hemp and makes textile and mixed media art. She is also a knitter and weaver. Felicity also takes private students for instruction, coaching or mentoring.