Simone Van Idertsine, Workshop Instructor

Drop Spindle Spinning Basics – Simone Van Iderstine

Maximum participants: 18

Learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle in this three hour primer. We will be covering a few of the different types of spindles commonly available, benefits of spinning on a drop spindle, different fibre preparations, and basic spinning techniques. Each participant will be constructing their own drop spindle and will have the opportunity to experiments with a few different fibres and fibre preparations. 

Skill level: Beginner

Please bring approximately 100 grams / 4oz spinning fibre. Fibre can be combed top or roving. All other materials will be provided.

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Simone Van Iderstine

Simone is a self-taught knitter, spinner, and weaver. She began her love affair with wool and hand crafts in her 20’s and has definitely made up for lost time. Knitting in stranded colourwork and Fair Isle are her favourite relax-time projects and spinning breed specific wools and animal fibres make her very happy. Simone enjoys processing raw fleece and hand carding, dyeing with both acid dyes and natural, locally sourced plant dyes, and working from indie dyed combed tops and fibres. There is not too much that she doesn’t love about wool!


Oct 07


3 hour workshop
9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Birch Room