Simply because it helps you understand what yarn is, the difference between the yarn made from different fleece but more importantly because it is fun!! We look at fleece, hand spun yarn and pictures of cute sheep :-)
you get to play with fleece, this time freshly washed jacob fleece
we look at examples of knitted items using spindle spun and wheel spun yarns
samples of hand spun yarns are on hand to pet.
The main point of the workshop is to introduce the drop spindle and look at how to spin yarn on it. This includes looking at different methods of fibre preparation so you can find which one suits you. You get your own spindle along with samples of fibre and written instruction to take away with you.
by the end of the workshop, you will have some yarn that you have spun yourself :-D
we also have a spinning wheel on hand and will explain why and how it works and let you have a play on it.