Hand spinning at SnowEaters

My three spindles

My three spindles

In early October I attended an event called “Festival of the Snow Eaters” just outside of Lethbridge. It’s an SCA event, and one of the highlights for me was the chance to take a few classes taught by other SCA members.

One of the classes I taught was spinning with a drop spindle. While I took a class earlier, at this class I had the chance to try a few new things, including carding alpaca wool (much more challenging than I anticipated!) and working with a bottom-whorl spindle. (Which was a good deal more fussy and difficult than the top-whorl style it seemed!

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