Drop Spindle Spinning with Linda Dean


Time: Saturday, October 1st 9a.m.-4p.m.


Location: Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon, CA


Workshop Description: The history of making yarns is a long one, but the basic approach is still the same. Learn how to use a drop spindle to create your own yarn, and in doing so learn what creates various structures of the yarn itself. Learn about fibers, drafting, twist and plying, and become more comfortable in your understanding about why some yarns are your favorites and what makes others more difficult for you to use.


Experience Level: No experience necessary


Students Should Bring: A positive attitude


Instructor will supply: Handouts, drop spindle, fiber


Materials Fee: $20 included in workshop price


Workshop Pricing: This year’s workshop pricing is a flat rate for half-day or full-day workshops, with up to two low-income spaces per class*.

*To get the low-income student pricing of 25% off workshop cost (not including materials fee), use the code "303L" in the shopping cart. Please note: We will not disclose which students received low-inome pricing and all students will be treated equally by Lambtown Festival and our instructors.


Covid-19 Policy: Covid-19 vaccination is required for in-person workshops, which will be held indoors, and masks may be required depending on the situation at the time. Please upload your proof of vaccination now to save time on the day of your workshop.


Instructor Bio: Linda enjoys fiber crafts as relaxation and rejuvenation time. She believe that the work through of a piece is just as important as the finished product; if you don’t enjoy the journey the destination isn’t as wonderful as it could be (and it may never get finished!). Linda has been teaching various fiber crafts for over a decade, is a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor, and teaches regularly at her local yarn shop just east of Sacramento and at Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno. This is all balanced with restoring the home that Linda’s great-grandfather built with her husband and kids.

Drop Spindle Spinning