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Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning Workshop

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Learn to spin using a top whorl drop spindle. Angela will take you through the basics of spinning, from choosing your wool, how to start your spinning, drafting your wool and turning it into a plied yarn.

As part of the workshop, you will be given a hand turned oak drop spindle to keep, fibres and written instructions to take home!

All materials included.

Suitable for ages 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


About Angela

“My textile life began early, Gran lived next door but one and taught me to knit, crochet, embroider and make rag rugs. I have kept those skills, added to them and have been a fibre artist for over 20 years. I’m now a feltmaker, spinner and weaver working primarily in British wools which I now sell through our family business, Adelaide Walker. I love to teach, helping others to discover heritage crafts and the joy that they bring.”

Course terms and booking conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.



This workshop will be held in the Spinning Mill Studios which are accessed by two flights of stairs or a wheelchair accessible lift. If you are likely to need lift access, please let us know on your booking form so that we can offer assistance on the day. There are wheelchair accessible toilets within the Spinning Mill building.


This event is part of a series of workshops and talks taking place during Sunny Bank Mills’ Threads Textile Festival. Visit our Threads Website to see what else is happening across the weekend!

Book more workshop tickets directly through Eventbrite by visiting our Threads Collection.


June 8
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom