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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.

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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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