Main Conference Class #24
Beginning Spinning on a Turkish or Low-Whorl Spindles (S)
Saturday, Aug 3
1:30 - 4:30 pm
This class is for new or beginning spinners who wish to learn how to use low whorl drop spindles, or
Turkish spindles. Learn everything you need to know to start spinning, from pre-drafting fiber, using
a leader, creating spin, and ultimately, the yarn. Also learn how to ply on your spindle. Bring your
own spindle if you have one; if not Cindi will have spindles available to use. Fiber will be provided.
Material fee: $5
Instructor: Cindi Kanvick
Cindi Kanvick, a life-long knitter who started spinning eight years ago. Cindi enjoys knitting,
especially learning new stitches and patterns, but she is most passionate about spinning,
especially on her Turkish spindles. She spins exclusively on drop spindles including a Navajo
Spindle, and supported spindles. She is active in Billing’s Prairie Handspinners guild and has
taught nalbinding and other textile history topics. Her day job is with the Billings school district.