Yarn Spinning on a Wheel Taught by Maggie
Date: Saturdays, January 5th and 12th, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Note: Students can come to practice on any time on Tuesday or Fridays, when Maggie is on staff at the shop.
Time: 9-11:00 AM
Do handspun yarns make you drool with envy? Would you like to learn the art of spinning your own yarn creations on a spinning wheel? Maggie caught the bug several years ago , shortly after she was introduced to alpacas. She now owns two wheels, and several alpacas! Spinning yarn is quiet and meditative, while at the same time, productive. Handspun yarns have their own unique character, designed by the spinner and fill a need to create. Join Maggie in a small class setting to learn the basics of spinning yarn on a wheel.
Skill level: Beginner
Skills Gained: Fiber preparation, double treadle footwork, drafting the fiber, twist control, spinning singles, plying singles to make a 2-ply yarn, finishing a hank of yarn.
Supplies: Supplies are included in the class fee. Wheels are provided for use in the shop, but cannot leave the building.