At a local historical festival we were mesmerized watching the spinners and asked them how we could learn. It turned out there was a lady in our neighborhood willing to give us lessons. When my oldest was 7 years old she learned how to spin wool into yarn. Now my six year old is learning.
To try out this craft a hand-held spindle and some fiber are all that's required. Since I haven't found a fiber store in Germany yet, I have purchased many items on-line from Mielke's Fiber Arts, LLC. I would recommend a Fiber Sampler which is a bag with small amounts of fiber of many different colors and a basic spindle. I bought the one with the sheep on it and it works great. If money is tight a spindle can be constructed from a wooden dowel, old CD and a hook.
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