Learn to spin your own yarns

Create your own masterpiece yarn



Available in Finnish, English and French
1.5 hours
2 spots per experience
August - June
30€ / person
20€ / students


What are we going to do

Have you inherited a spinning wheel but have no idea how to use it? Do you need a new meditative hobby? Or are you interested in spinning fibers from animals you know?

On this course you will learn the basics of spinning. We'll use bought tops and batts, unless you would like to learn carding and combing first. You'll learn why some fibers turn into yarn almost by themselves. You will also learn what you have to do to your yarn after it has been spun.
If needed, we can start our fiber journey with local handmade spindles, but otherwise we will be using a double drive spinning wheel. You may also bring your own wheel, if you'd like to learn how to tame its antics.

I have a dog, Bobo, living in my apartment. If you are allergic to dogs, we can schedule a meeting in a café or at your place.

About Iina - the Doer

I love knitting and spinning, and that's why I talked my boyfriend into buying 4 sheep last spring.

Our sheep are the most cuddly sheep we've ever met, and spending time with them relaxes us. Nöpö, Nuuhku, Päkä and Hapsu could ask for more scratches for hours. During summer holidays we even had sheep yoga classes!

I learned to spin about a year ago, starting with local alpaca owner's alpacas' fibers. After that I've spun about 10 000 m of my own sheep's wool, Samoyed dog undercoat and about 10 different sheep breeds' wool. I haven't yet forgot how frustrating it was to figure out using a wheel, or trying to understand why the spindle keeps dropping. That's why I created this course - to save some frustration from others and welcome them to the world of spinning!

Requirements

Interest in fibers, and some patience during learning curve.

Reviews

Oona
Lammasaitauksessa on taianomainen tunnelma! Lampaita ei tarvitse maanitella luokseen, ne tulevat omaa uteliaisuuttaan tutkimaan ja jäävät muina miehinä vierelle istumaan rapsutusten toivossa. Hetkessä oleminen ei ole koskaan ollut joogatessa näin helppoa.
Aleksi
Good yoga, soft sheep!