Beginner Spinning

Learn to spin your own yarn using a spinning wheel! In this class you will learn how to prepare,spin and ply fibre into yarn. Participants will become familiar with using a spinning wheel, hand carders and various types of wool to create unique yarns for knitting, weaving and more.

Beginner Spinning

Dates:  November 3, 10, 17, 24 & December 1, 2019
(5 Sundays)

Time: 9:00am to 12 noon

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $185 (materials included)

Navajo Plying

Navajo plying is a chaining technique to control colour in spinning.  It’s also a great way to use a full bobbin for a finished skein.  We will discuss tensioned plying, rhythm in spinning, and practical application. Bring your Spinning Wheel and Lazy Kate or use EWG equipment in this beginner plus class. You will spin full bobbins of specified colour paths and will complete the spinning for the following week’s class. Won’t you join us for these fun sessions on an age-old technique? This is a pre-Intermediate level class.

Navajo Plying

Dates: Sundays Jan 26 & Feb 2,  2020
Time:   9:30-12:30pm

 

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $115

Spinning Two

You’ve graduated from learning to spin – Now What???

In this 6 week session students will build on skills learned in Beginner Spinning and explore different breeds of sheep and use appropriate techniques for spinning them.   In this step above class, other protein fibres such as mohair, alpaca and silk are introduced for spinning as well as blending for texture and colour. Bring along your own spinning wheel, in good working order, or use a Guild wheel with a damage deposit.  Beginner spinning a prerequisite.

Spinning Two
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Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

Want to learn to spin your own yarn? This two hour workshop will teach the basics of how to make your yarn with a drop spindle. Participants will be spinning a single ply yarn and will receive a basic intro to the process of spinning your own yarn from beginning to end. Participants will also learn various drafting techniques.

Learn to Spin with a Drop Spindle

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