Wanda did not want to learn how to spin. Her hands were busy with weaving and crocheting - skills she'd loved from youth. At Convergence '04 Ed practically dragged her to a booth where a woman taught spinning. Spindle and silk were quickly placed in her hands. Mesmerized she returned home with a small top-whorl spindle, a bit of silk and very little knowledge, quickly replaced by great frustration. A year later Ed added Turkish spindles to his line of fiber art tools. When a husband makes spindles, people expect the wife to be an expert at spinning. So, Turkish spindle in hand she was amazed to find that spinning was a blast. Past experience as an educational assistant, library reference assistant, and volleyball coach developed an understanding of the importance for beginners to achieve a good foundation of a new skill through careful step by step instructions.
Wanda and her husband, Ed, own Jenkins Woodworking. She has taught drop spindling using their own handmade Turkish Spindles at many shows including Black Sheep Gathering and Sock Summit.
Her website is: http://yarntools.com/
You can find her on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/Fiberjoy
She is teaching: Turkish Drop Spindling