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50 Cove St
Portland, ME, 04101
United States

(207) 780-1345

Located in the East Bayside area of Portland, Maine, we strive to provide an encouraging community for fellow fiber-lovers by offering classes and carrying supplies for weavers, spinners, wet felters, needle felters, and dyers.  Stop in and let us help you on your merry fiber way!  

Navajo Spindle Spinning with Katharine Cobey

Classes & Events

Classes, instruction, and events in weaving, felting, dyeing, and spinning.

Navajo Spindle Spinning with Katharine Cobey

If you are brand new to spinning, the navajo spindle is a great introduction! Katharine Cobey calls the Navajo spindle the “great teacher.” Ever since learning how to use one, she has started all of her beginning and intermediate spinners on a Navajo support spindle. This way a student can work very slowly at first - not something possible on a drop spindle or a wheel - building up speed as her drafting improves.

That being said, if you are an intermediate or experienced spinner, the navajo spindle is a great tool to improve upon you long draw skills.  

The cost is $115 and includes a Schacht Navajo spindle and local, Maine wool to spin. Katharine's NOTES ON SPINNING WITH A NAVAJO SPINDLE will be available for purchase for $12.

Please bring your lunch.