Fiber Arts Teaches Technique and Tradition

Spinning a yarn

As Wendy Johnson taught a small group of girls how to use a drop spindle make yarn, she told them that in the past such an activity was a necessity.

“It’s why people kept sheep in their backyards,” one of the girls added. Using fiber arts to connect people to the past is one of Johnson’s passions. During the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 3, she taught two small groups of boys and girls who are homeschooled about making yarn.