Apr 29, 2023 - April 29, 2023

Beginning Spinning on a Spinning Wheel

Taught by: Cathy Crooker

Workshop Fee: $110.00

Throughout most of human history we relied on the skills of a handful of talented spinners to make every thread for every piece of clothing, every flour sack, every sail on every ship. Spinning fibers into thread or yarn is one of the oldest human skills.

Today, we practice hand spinning for the joy it brings us through the creation of something beautiful and useful, through the fun of playing with various textures and colors, and for the relaxation of the rhythm when we sit at the wheel.

Enter the world of hand spinning and explore the joy of making your own yarn in this engaging, fast-paced class. Cathy will introduce you to both wheel and drop-spindle spinning, give you an overview of fiber prep tools, such as the drum carder, and give you plenty of hands-on practice and coaching to launch your spinning journey. By the end of the day, you will go home with your first handspun yarn and be on your way to years of spinning enjoyment!

Materials Fee:
$15 Paid at time of workshop.

Overview and Supply List

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(please choose all meals if you are staying on campus.)
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