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Yarn Lover at Large
- Foster Sheep Farm Yarn Shop
- Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill
- Hudson Valley Textile Project
- St. Mary’s on the Hill cashmere
- Battenkill Creamery
Learn to Spin on a Turkish Spindle
What if you could create a ball of yarn on your suspended spindle AS you spin? You can!
Easy to use and lots of fun, Turkish spindles are also a practical choice for hand spinners. Spin and ply straight from the beautiful center-pull ball you create as you build your cop on to the cross-shaped whorl. In this two-hour session, you will learn and practice the basics of operating a Turkish spindle:
- making a half hitch
- starting a cop
- building a balanced cop
- managing a center-pull ball
- creating 2-ply yarn
This class is suitable for beginning spinners as well as those who have some experience spinning and want to learn to use a new tool.
Participants will receive instruction and 2 ounces of fiber for spinning.
Purchase a spindle from the selection at Hope’s Favorite Things or bring your own Turkish spindle.
Saturday, May 12th 10-noon
Thursday July 19th 10-noon
Instructor: Sara Bauer
Class Fee: $45
I’m hosting a knit along for this beautiful shrug designed by Melody Hoffmann. Join me and Emily of FibreTown and create a versatile piece for your warm-weather wardrobe. Cast on is May 5th!
Off the Shelf
This week I shared “Ted Kooser Is My President” by Naomi Shihab Nye. The piece appears in her collection titled Honeybee, but I have also found a link to a video of her reading two poems at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in 2008. The Kooser poem is the second in the recording and begins at 3:00.
Ted Kooser served as the US Poet Laureate from 2004-2006 and has maintained a poetry column to promote interest in American poets. A free, weekly column available to newspapers and online publications, American Life in Poetry is a great place to search for accessible poems that give voice to the range of American experiences.