Spinning Off The Point

About class

Time to dig out all those support spindles, take down the charkhas from the shelves and think about getting a quill attachment for your spinning wheel. This is a perfect class to learn how to use this equipment and become comfortable with it. Students will learn what fibers are best to spin off the point and what the advantages are. This class reinforces the long draw and students learn to control and relax with this spinning method. Bring your own equipment or have fun playing with ours!

Students should bring:

  • Charkha wheels
  • Support Spindles
  • Wheels that have Quill attachments
  • Carders
  • Labeling tags
  • Niddy Noddy

Instructor to provide:

  • A variety of support spindles
  • 1 Indian charkha
  • 1 Gypsy Charkha
  • 2 Lendrum quill
  • 1 Ashford Quill
  • 1 Majacraft stylus
  • Historic Great “Wool” Wheels

Photo from Ply Magazine Bobbin-led – Summer 2017

Class details


Spinning Off The Point



Class Dates



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Oct 5th, 2018 - Oct 6th, 2018

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

Wait List

For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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This class's instructor

Joan Ruane

First a professional teacher and then a spinner, Joan Ruane has been teaching spinning classes throughout the U.S., Canada, UK and New Zealand since 1980. Active in local and regional Guilds, she …

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