Saturday 27 May, 12:30-4:30pm, Whakatū Nelson; Spinning with a Drop Spindle

Course Overview

During this workshop with Annie Mackenzie you will learn an ancient craft that has been practised by people throughout the world for thousands of years, so that you are able to create a beautiful soft yarn to use in your knitting, crochet or weaving projects. 

Please note; In the class we will be using Polwarth from Starcrest Farm in Oxford, North Canterbury. You will have the opportunity to purchase a drop spindle ($15) to take home to continue your spinning journey.

This workshop is running in conjunction with the Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Arts Awards 2023  in Whakatū Nelson, run by the Arts Council Nelson.





The Refinery Artspace
114 Hardy Street, Whakatū Nelson


Level Duration Format
Beginner  4 hrs In Workshop



We are reliant on reaching minimum numbers to cover the costs of running workshops in Whakatū Nelson. Therefore, bookings are strictly non-refundable unless we can be advised in enough time to be able to sell your ticket to someone else.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you think you may not make it so we can try to do this for you. You may also choose to transfer your booking to another name. If Rekindle needs to cancel the workshop for any reason, you will be fully refunded



Annie Mackenzie learnt tī kōuka string-making at Rekindle some time ago and and tī kōuka basket making from Gemma Stratton this year, alongside maintaining an artistic practice as a weaver and spinner, with hand hewn frugalness part of the evolving equation. When she is not weaving at her loom, Annie can be found haunting wool sales and shearing sheds, tracing connections and gaining fleeces.She has a bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Ilam School of Fine Arts, but learnt her craft through the New Zealand Woolcrafts Association of Weavers and Spinners Guilds.



We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Arts Council Nelson and Creative New Zealand. 

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