The first practical lesson in the Spinning Certificate course on Saturday was Drop Spindling. Spinning on a drop spindle is one of the most basic ways to spin. At first I was cursing, dropping the spindle and feeling incredibly uncoordinated. But after I while I got the hang of it and now it's starting to feel like fun. In fact, a drop spindle works on exactly the same principle as a child's toy top and it's has the same kind of fascination. At the same time I get to work with my favourite fibre in my hands. That sounds like a good deal.