The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Spindling - Beyond the Basics

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00 - 12:00

Instructor: Carolyn Rivello

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 11

4 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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So you can spin a continuous yarn on your spindle and you know how to ply. What next?

This class will show you a number of small tricks, tips and techniques for getting more out of your spindling time. We’ll look at techniques such as the butterfly wind on, how to begin without a leader, and ways of winding your singles onto your spindle. We’ll discuss plying and ways to make it more efficient. We’ll compare top & bottom whorl spindles and also talk about other types of spindles, including supported spindles like the Navajo spindle and tahkli.

Bring your choice of spindle (or spindles) to work on, but other spindles will be available for those who would like to try them (tahkli, Navajo, Turkish, etc.) 

Level of experience: Be able to spin a continuous yarn and to ply

Students can contact me at

Materials Information

There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of registration.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber and handouts Materials

Provided by Student: Spindle (or more than one if you want) in working order, notebook, pen/pencil

Homework: None

Workshop Instructor

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for seventeen more