Spinning Workshop in Brooklyn, NY

An In Person Workshop with Gigi Matthews



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Spinning is a foundation of fiber arts. This ancient craft goes back at least 38,000 years, using animal and plant fibers to create thread and yarn with a weighted stick, better known as a spindle. In this class, you will spin your way down the millennia by learning how to clean, blend, and turn flax, hemp, and wool into your own hand spun yarn.

You will leave with a spindle of your own and the foundational skill for endless future projects.

Friday, July 26th, 2024


12 pm – 4 pm ET

Tatter Textile Library 

505 Carroll Street, 2B

Brooklyn, NY 11215




There is one scholarship available for this class. Please email [email protected] to request the scholarship application form.

Gigi Matthews

Gigi Matthews’ keen interest in the fiber arts is a result of decades of world travel to over 30 countries. From her native British Columbia to the souks of Aleppo and Damascus, markets in Paris to the pastures of New Zealand and Australia, she has gained a deep respect for textile traditions. An award winning spinner, her recent work focuses on sustainability, making use of reclaimed and recycled materials. Gigi has taught handspinning to guilds, at MidAtlantic Fiber Association conferences, and the John C Campbell Folk School and has published articles in Ply Magazine and Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot. She is on the board of the Handweavers Guild of America.


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