Cafe. Yarn. Friends

1162 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON. M4M 1L4
416 463 1162





Students must REGISTER IN ADVANCE for classes... we keep our classes fairly small and they tend to fill quickly! We ask that class project materials be purchased at The Purple Purl. Check out all our Class Policies and Student Discount details here.




Intro to Spindle Spinning & Fiber Prep

Thursdays, October 5, 12 & 19; 7:00-9:00pm

Turning fluff into string is an addictive and fabulous form of fibre fun! Come on in to learn about the wonders of fibre and get started on making your very own yarn.

During this 3 session course, we’ll cover the necessary skills to produce your own yarn by hand. Learn the techniques of controlling a Drop Spindle, preparing fibre for spinning, and how to draft the perfect yarn. In the first session we will cover the absolute basics.

During the second session we will look at improving upon technique and fibre preparation. During the final session, you’ll learn to ply your yarn and finish it properly, so that it’s ready for use!

This class includes:

  • Three 2-hour sessions (6 hours total),
  • a Drop Spindle to keep,
  • a selection of spinning fiber,
  • and the use of all necessary in-store equipment to learn how to process fibre for spinning.

No previous spinning experience needed but we recommend some experience with a craft that uses yarn - Knitting, Crochet, Weaving, Macrame.


This 6 hour class over three weeks, will introduce you to this age old skill using a very simple drop spindle.DropSpindle

Cost - $119.00

Warning: we are not kidding about the addictive part. And the best part... you can take your drop spindle anywhere and spin away... 'tis very portable and awe-inspiring.



If you have a class request please continue to send us an email at with "Class Request" in the subject line and we will try to accommodate your ideas and schedules. Let us know if evenings or weekends are best for you.

Thank you so much for your interest and support! We look forward to stitching with you!


Happy Stitching!


*** Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration, either in person or with a credit card over the phone. Please check your schedule carefully, classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Make-up classes are not available. All fees include applicable tax.

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