Wright Center to host class series

ELLSWORTH — All are invited to come learn the ancient art of spinning wool with a drop spindle at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth.

Classes will be held over four Tuesdays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27 and March 6, from 2-3:45 p.m.

This technique is thousands of years old. The technology that is required is simply a wooden dowel (the shaft), a disc with a center hole (the whorl), a hook or notch and a length of carded wool. All necessary items will be provided at the class.

Drop spinning predates the spinning wheel by about 9,000 years. Amy Reisman will be teaching this craft at the center free of charge for all who are interested.

The first lesson will include assembling the drop spindle, learning about the properties of wool fiber and spinning with the “park and draw” method.

For more information or to register, call the center at 664-0339.

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