Creating Yarn with a Hand Spindle – AM
October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20.00
Have you ever wondered how yarn was made? Do you enjoy learning new crafts? Does history intrigue you? Then this program is for you! Hand spindle spinning has been practiced since ancient times and is still relevant today. You will learn how to choose wool, prepare it for spinning and then spin it into a beautiful yarn in NJSOC’s historic DeGroat Cabin.
Your instructor is Rosanna Lovecchio, a lifelong fiber artist who has been knitting since the age of 10. A member of the North Country Spinners, Rosanna started spinning her own yarn about 10 years ago, as well as weaving. She believes “There is nothing more satisfying than taking a mass of fiber and turning it into something beautiful.”
This workshop is open to teens (age 13 and up) and adults, and is limited to 10 participants. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Friends of the New Jersey School of Conservation is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. When NJSOC closed in July 2020, the Friends launched a campaign to save it. This ultimately led to negotiations with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, owners of NJSOC, to obtain an interim management agreement for the School. This agreement was finalized in April 2021, and the Friends of NJSOC are proud to offer limited programming at NJSOC with the help of dedicated and talented volunteers. We are pleased to register you for one of our programs!