Drop Spindle Spinning


Drop Spindle Spinning


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to make your own yarn. Using a drop spindle and some very, lovely fibre, Sarah from Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works will take you on a journey to make your very own art yarn. After Sarah visits here, she’s heading home, so register now to make sure you don’t miss out.


What It's All About

If you’ve had an inkling to try your hand at spinning, and make your own yarn (the ultimate DIY project for crafty people), we have a great opportunity for you! Sarah Elizabeth (Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works) will start you on your spinning journey using a drop spindle. This form of spinning is completely portable and accessible. You don’t need any previous experience to learn how to spin this way. Sarah will also teach you about fibre basics and show you how to spin from assorted preparations. Come out and learn how to make your own funky yarn from roving, batts and locks. You’ll also learn some creative ways to use your new yarn!

Sarah Elizabeth creates beautiful hand dyed fibres. She’ll provide you with a drop spindle and a fibre kit to spin. No matter what the outcome looks like, your first spinning experience will be delightful with the gorgeous fibre and colours that Sarah will bring to the workshop!

Skill Level

Beginner and up: if you’ve never tried spinning before, this workshop is for you! If you’ve tried and decided it’s harder than you thought, this workshop is for you, too. If you’ve tried and succeeded but want to try drop spindle spinning with some really cool fibre, this workshop is also for you.

Please bring:

  • Nothing! You’ll receive a wooden drop spindle and a bundle of beautiful fibre (retail value $37), included in your registration fee.


  • 3 hours of instruction on the art of adding twist to fibre (spinning);

  • A lovely selection of fibres for you to try your hand at; and

  • a unique skein of yarn that you will love and cherish!

About Sarah Elizabeth:

Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works is an independent business based in Rossland, British Columbia. Sarah Elizabeth’s unique fibre offerings come from a deeply rooted desire to fuel change and help build a more sustainable future:

I aim to use only the highest quality fibres and yarns in my creations; from hand processed and dyed fibre supplies to one of a kind fashions, I have hand-selected my raw materials from all over the world. I work hard to make conscious purchasing decisions that recognize a need for strong local, regional and global trade practices that in turn promote resilient economies throughout the world. I focus on purchasing fleece from small scale farms, minimally processed fibre and yarns from eco friendly mills with good working conditions and, in general, from suppliers that have a strong focus on community.

I want each and every customer to feel like they are a part of something bigger than just the fibre, yarn or fashion item that they purchase. A conscious purchase from Sarah Elizabeth Fibre works is a full circle connection; to the farm, to the fibre, to the mill, to the fabric, to the people involved in the process, to the natural world.

For more information on Sarah Elizabeth and her company, please visit Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works here: https://www.sarahelizabethfibreworks.ca/

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • You may already have materials that are included in this workshop. We cannot offer discounts to the registration fee if you already have some of the items included in the workshop. On the plus side, you’ll end up with extra tools and materials that you can share with a friend!

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia: cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.

    • If you are unable to attend (and can’t find a friend to take your place) we will put your materials kit aside for you to pick up at a later date.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).