Abby will share with you her favorite spindles and talk about why she loves them! What does she have with her? Some of her favorites from life in the USA, and a range of wonderful ones from Peru — and some spindles she’s worked with a local woodworker in Peru to produce in the style of other spindles. You’ll be amazed by hearing what it’s like to get spindles made to order from a local tool-making woodworker in Peru during quarantine, and how people with a rich spindle culture react to spindles that are totally different. What’s more, Abby will show you principles of spinning physics using things you can find in quarantine.


Experience Level: Ability to spin a consistent singles


Students Will Learn: How to better handle the spindles that they have, and which styles they might want to add to their collections


Students Should Have: All your spindles, assorted fiber, sticks, dowels, or skewers, and plasticine clay


Instructor Bio: Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle, finally realized her lifelong dream of returning to live in Peru, where she grew up spinning, weaving, and doing outrageous yarn tricks just like all the other kids in town. Confined by the pandemic to an ancient compound in the Inca sector of the town of Ollantaytambo, she spends her time spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, writing, developing online content, writing bios she hopes are entertaining, and daydreaming about when we'll all get to do things together again in person.


This workshop was recorded exclusively for Lambtown festival. Students who registered before the festival were invited to attend a watch party with the instructor, in which the instructor answered live questions from students.  The recorded workshop and watch party videos are available for purchase now through the end of the year. Students have the opportunity to watch each video multiple times as they work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice.


Buyers will receive links to download their Digital products in the Thank You page of the Checkout, along with an emailed link.

Spindle Sharing - Recorded Workshop

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