Spinning 101 – Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel

Spinning

1 day class

Try your hand at the ancient craft of spinning natural fibers on a wheel. (If you have already learned to draft your fiber on a traditional drop-spindle, you will find learning to spin on a wheel much easier.)

In this beginning level class you will learn how to prepare wool using a flicker and wool combs. We show the steps that take the raw wool from the fleece to become roving (that is, strands of fiber) and then teach you  how to spin the fiber into a finished yarn. We will also teach you how to use prepared fibers. You will then learn how to ply your yarn and make a skein of homespun yarn that you can take home.

The use of a wheel and materials for the class are provided.

This class is from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No Prerequisite.
Recommended – Spinning 100 Learn to Spin on a Traditional Drop Spindle

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

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Try your hand at the ancient craft of spinning natural fibers on a wheel. (If you have already learned to draft your fiber on a traditional drop-spindle, you will find learning to spin on a wheel much easier.)

In this beginning level class you will learn how to prepare wool using a flicker and wool combs. We show the steps that take the raw wool from the fleece to become roving (that is, strands of fiber) and then teach you  how to spin the fiber into a finished yarn. We will also teach you how to use prepared fibers. You will then learn how to ply your yarn and make a skein of homespun yarn that you can take home.

The use of a wheel and materials for the class are provided.

This class is from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No Prerequisite.
Recommended – Spinning 100 Learn to Spin on a Traditional Drop Spindle

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2018
May
3
Thu
May. 3rd
Total Registration Cost: $130
Status: Open
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2018-01-19, 2018-05-03