Beginning Spindle Spinning

Learn to spin on a Turkish spindle – whether it’s your first introduction to the age-old art of spinning, or you’re a wheel spinning veteran and want a more portable option.

This 3-hour class is open to all ages, from 8-year-olds through senior adults.

We’ll cover the basics of spinning yarn from prepared fiber, including drafting, inserting twist and winding on the spindle, plus plying from center-pull balls.

Students will take home a shimmering 3-D printed Turkish spindles, fiber to continue practicing their skills, and ideas for things to make from their own handspun yarn.


Class: Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9 am – noon.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $50 includes a spindle and fiber.  Register online and bring payment to class; cash or check accepted.


The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita in the School Studio at 751 George Washington Boulevard.