Take our Hand Spinning class to find a sense of connection with history and discover an ancient form of textile art (practiced for over 7,000 years), that was equal parts a necessity and a skilled craft. Hand spinning involves using your hands and, in our workshop, a drop spindle to transform plant, animal, or synthetic fibers into yarn. In this workshop, participants will learn how to spin and ply wool to produce their own unique yarns – suitable for knitting, weaving, and other craft activities.

  • Date: October 11th (Sunday) 2020.  
  • Duration: 14:00 – 16:00.
  • Fee: €25.
  • Language of Instruction: English.
  • Materials and Tools: Provided.
  • What will I take home?
    Your own wooden drop spindle and a selection of wool.
  • Venue: Hae (Sint Jacobstraat 5, 6211LA Maastricht).
  • Is the workshop child-friendly? No

To ensure that there is enough space between each participant, we are capping our class to a maximum of 4 participants. We will also be providing hand sanitizer and working to ensure that all crafting surfaces and equipment are properly sanitized. 

Each of our workshops has a minimum number of participants required by the teacher. In case that number is not met, the workshop will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

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Becky Doonan is a freelance textile conservator with a background in textile crafts and dressmaking. Becky’s job as a conservator brings her into regular contact with historic textiles. She has a longstanding fascination with traditional textile craft techniques, which she explores through activities such as hand spinning and other handicrafts.


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