Drop spindle spinning (Ōtautahi)

Learn the traditional craft of hand spinning using a simple drop spindle.


$98.00 per person



About this experience

  • Jul 28, 1pm-5pm SOLD OUT
  • Nov 9, 1pm-5pm

During this workshop you’ll learn the key skills to start hand spinning beautifully soft yarn to use in your knitting, crochet or weaving projects. By learning to use a simple drop spindle, you’ll engage in an ancient craft that has been practised throughout the world for thousands of years. You will be provided with local wool and have the opportunity to purchase a drop spindle to take home to continue your spinning journey.

Please note:

  • All materials and tools will be provided.

  • This workshop is for adults.


Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays, and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking

Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


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

Your Host

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A longtime lover of many craft practices, Mirabel has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours in sculpture from The University of Canterbury School. Her journey in wool began with knitting and she loves the domesticity associated with working with wool and its incredible uses, seeing it an important feature of family life. Mirabel was given a spinning wheel by her mother-in-law and was taught to spin by Annie Mackenzie. Mirabel is teaching drop spindle spinning in Ōtautahi Christchurch.