Learning to Spin
You can learn to spin by using books or information on the internet, by watching experienced spinners at a guild meeting, or by taking a class. Below are a few of the many options that are available. Most people find it easiest to learn basic spinning techniques on a drop spindle before moving on to a wheel.
- Hands on Spinning by Lee Raven
- The Ashford Book of Spinning by Ann Field
- Dyeing the Natural Way by Frances Mustard
- Foxcross Farm, Stockton, NJ; contact 908-788-7866 or Foxcrossfarm@yahoo.com for latest schedule of spinning and dyeing classes.
- Woolbearers, 25 Church Street, Mount Holly, NJ, 609-914-0003, http://www.woolbearers.com/.
- The Spinnery, 33 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ, 908-996-9004, http://www.spinnery.net/.
- Classes are also taught at most sheep and wool festivals. See the events page for a list of the local ones.