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Spinning Night Recap

By Konstantinos on Under Classes, Class, spinning, textile arts

Spinning Night Recap

Greetings Hivemind! Konstantinos (they/them) back again to post about another wonderful Tuesday talk .

Our speakers this week were Kate (she/her) and Robin (she/her), Kate being a member of Hive13. We were absolutely thrilled to have them in to talk to us about the artistry, skill, and frustrations of spinning.

A spinning wheel sitting on a blue towel in the middle of a wood floor with a purple fiber being spun.
Kate's spinning wheel.

The night kicked off semi-promptly after the Tuesday night meeting for experiential learning. Robin and Kate set up by the arcade cabinet with two wheels, lots of fibers, and drop spindles galore! Kate explained to beginners and curious eyes alike that spinning is an ancient tradition for textile arts as Robin demonstrated on a stunning spinning wheel. For those of us who don't have the room, money, or technical know how to have a full spinning wheel, we were shown how to use a drop spindle with gloriously colored fiber.

A drop spindle with little sheep painted on it held against a white, concrete surface with green, purple, and pink fibers coming off of it.
A (very cute) drop spindle with boldly colored fibers for spinning.

When asked about how she felt the session went, Kate said she had a lot of fun.

For Hive members, we now have drop spindles and some fiber at the Hive! Spin till your heart is dizzy!

That's all, Hivemind. Go forth and spin!

2929 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, Oh 45225

@Hive13