Drop Spindle Part 1 with Donna Kay (4/18)

Type: class
SKU: WSDKDR041820a

Total Qty Available : 15

(If this class is sold out, but you want to get on our waiting list; Email us at classes@harrisville.com, and include your contact info and the class you would like to be on the waiting list for.)

Sat 4/18/2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join Donna and learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. We will cover drafting, spinning, plying and finishing your yarns. A spindle and fiber will be provided. Spinning on a drop spindle is fun and satisfying, and enables you to make yarn wherever you are. Leave the workshop able to call yourself a spindler! All materials needed are included, you may purchase the spindle you will be using at the end of class for $10.


Instructor Provides: All fibers, spindles and handouts.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Supplies/Advanced Preparation:

  • Any spindles you own (spindle is provided for use in class)
  • Notebook
  • Pens & pencils
  • Scissors
  • Digital Camera/Smartphone
  • Flashlight if staying after dark or at the boardinghouse

 About the Instructor:

Donna Kay is from Barrington, New Hampshire and has been teaching knitting and designing knitting patterns for over twenty-five years. She is also an accomplished handspinner. ‘Folk’ knitting is her passion and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs. Donna’s designs have frequently appeared in popular knitting magazines such as Interweave Knits, as well as in the books, Christmas Stockings and Knitter’s Stash. In order to further promote the art of traditional handknitting, she started her own company, Tree of Life Designs

Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
email: classes@harrisville.com
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms