Learn to Spin
Learn to Spin
Learn to spin wool yarn using a spinning wheel. In the first session you will learn spinning terminology, about the different types of wheels, and the basics of how wool is spun into yarn. You will be spinning by the end of your first session!
During the following class you you will learn to ply your singles yarn, ending up with 2-plied yarn, and how to prepare fiber for spinning using handcards. We'll also discuss how to choose the right wool and the appropriate spinning style for your desired use. In the third session you'll have more practice in spinning, plying, and carding.
Also covered in the class sessions are how to skirt a fleece (when fleeces are available) and various types of fiber preparation. You will have the opportunity to spin on several models of wheels made by Ashford, Clemes & Clemes, and Schacht and to find out what type of spinning wheel suits you and how to purchase one. You will spin a variety of hand-carded and commercially prepared fiber.
2 hour classes, once a week for three weeks - $150.
Private lessons. Depending on your experience level you may need only a 1-1/2 to 2 hour class to get started and maybe another hour or two as a follow-up. Private spinning lessons are $40/hour.
Spinning wheels are provided for class use. If you would like to rent one to take home for the duration of the 3-class series (2 weeks), rental fee is $25, applied to purchase of a new wheel. Fiber is included in class fee.
Number of students in class: 2 to 5