Take our Hand Spinning class to find a sense of connection with history and discover an ancient form of textile art (practiced for over 7000 years) that was equal parts a necessity and a skilled craft. Hand spinning involves using your hands and, in our workshop, a drop spindle in order 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: January 18th (Saturday) 2019.
  • 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.

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.


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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