Spinning and Weaving at the Fall Fair

Learning to Spin and Weave at the Fair

Salt Spring Fall Fair spinning!

How long does it take to learn to make yarn on a drop spindle? At the Salt Spring Fall Fair it took about half an hour. Some of the students signed up for more lessons over the winter, and some headed straight for the only fibre vendor at the Fair to stock up on raw materials. See our classes to learn about spinning on Salt Spring.




Weaving on a 2 shaft table loom was a big draw for fairgoers of all ages. Children stood transfixed and wanted to know how the loom worked. They chose their yarn from a selection of prepared stick shuttles in vivid colours, and enjoyed creating about an inch each of “blanket”.




Spinning and weaving entries were displayed in a high traffic area where Guild volunteers were on hand to answer questions and operate a floor loom and their own spinning wheels.



More details of winter learning opportunities will be posted on the Calendar as dates are confirmed. Look for us again next year at the Salt Spring Fall Fair!