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(100) Beginning Spinning on the Wheel

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the marvelous craft of spinning yarn on a spinning wheel. We will cover the parts and workings of the spinning wheel, and we will spin “singles” ya ...

(109) Spinning Cellulose Fibers: Old & New

Spinners recently saw an explosion in cellulose fibers available for use: naturally colored cottons; various bast preparations - hemp, ramie, bamboo; plus, Tencel™ and rayon from Bamboo.  Each of thes ...

(120) Fractal: Blend and Spin

Preparing your fibers to create a fractal interplay of color can be extraordinarily involved or incredibly simple. In this course we will explore preparation methods and how spinning techniques effect ...

(130) Tweed: Blend and Spin

Get involved in another part of the spinning process by blending your own Tweed batt! We will begin this workshop by introducing students to the drum carder by blending a batt to their optimal speckle ...

(202) Batt Building for Yarn Design

How many times have you started spinning a batt and “hoped” for beautiful yarn? In this class you’ll do more than just hope. You’ll design batts, spin-ply-finish yarn, swatch, and analyze every detail ...

(210) Spinning Icelandic Wool

Icelandic wool has a very distinctive history, look, and feel. This double coated sheep is a primitive breed. The people of Iceland  have made a concerted effort to preserve the original breed with re ...

(223) Suspended Drop Spindle

Workshop will provide each participant instruction on spinning and plying on a suspended/drop spindle.  Workshop begins with guidance on selecting spindles, then proceeds to spinning and plying lesson ...

(300) Creating the Yarn You Want

This workshop is designed for the spinner who wants to gain greater control over the final characteristics of the yarn she or he spins. We will practice methods for controlling the thickness and twist ...

(304) Options for Spinning Painted Rovings

Wondering how to get the most out of your painted rovings?  This class encourages and teaches you how to explore a variety of options and yarn styles with painted rovings.  Learn to anticipate and spi ...