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Kathy Belt uses her thumbs to maneuver nylon threads into a single strand of yarn. The process is called drafting. She's working on a drop spindle. She teaches spinning classes each second Thursday of the month at Monika's in downtown Park Rapids from 3 to 5 p.m. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Spinning complements knitting craze

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As the nationwide craze for knitting shows no sign of cooling off, many knitters are now exploring the art of spinning their own yarns to enhance their creations.


But if you don't have an antique spinning wheel or your name isn't Cinderella, (who used a saxony wheel in her dusky attic) a drop spindle might just suffice.

On the second Thursday of every month, fiber artist Kathy Belt teaches the art of hand spinning at Monika's in downtown Park Rapids.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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