WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023



Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Time:10:00 - 2:00
Instructor:Kathy Sparks
A New Twist on Support Spindles

Using Support Spindles expands the world of spinning. Present in nearly every culture, these simple spindles are portable, simple to use, capable of producing some phenomenal yarns which in turn, can be used in wonderful knitted or woven items. A flick of the fingers and good timing are the necessary skills.

The workshop will introduce participants to the necessary techniques, a variety of available spindles and the world of spinning will expand beyond expectations by taking an in depth look at a very simple spindle.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate - Students should be able to spin a continuous thread, be able to draft consistent yarn on any type of spindle. This workshop is good for those who already know how to spin and would like to expand their repertoire to include support spinning.

Homework: N/A

Please email instructor with questions about workshop content:

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project.


Materials Info

There is a material fee of $45 which is included in the registration fee.  

It includes:  All fibers, handouts and supplies for the workshop, including a support spindle made by Dan Tracy.

 Students must bring: Note taking materials, students will receive a support spindle as part of their materials but may bring those they already own, too. If a student owns any type of small bowl or cup they use as a base, they may bring it as well. There will be some spinning bowls and other options available for student use and/or to try.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


Seats Remaining 1
Workshop Fee $125.00



Other Workshops Available By Kathy Sparks
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Cotton and Linen and Natural Dyes - Oh My! - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/19/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO
Flax: From the Garden to Finished Fiber Spinning 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO
It Isn't Easy Being Green - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/20/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 125.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023