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: February 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 2020
(6 Sundays)

Time: 9:30am -12:30 pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $275.00 (Material costs of $55.00 are included in fee)

Introduction to Spinning Silk

This is the Gateway class to Luxury!! In this Beginner Plus class, learn how to spin the strongest natural fibre in this one day introduction to sumptuous silk.  We will explore the history, preparation, variety and spinning techniques.  We will even spin directly from a cocoon.  We will discuss finishing and potential uses.  Students will make plenty of samples to take you down your own silk road

Students should have a good understanding of their wheels and bring a lunch, coffee and tea available. Black tie optional! 

Intro to Spinning Silk

Date:March 21, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $135.00 (Material costs of $50.00 included.)

This class has been cancelled.  Please check back to see when we are able to reschedule our classes.  Thank-you for you understanding.

Spinning II (session 2)

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 II (session 2)

Dates: Saturday May 30 2020

                           June 6, 13, 20, 27  2020

Time 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $230.00 (Fee includes material costs of $50.00)

Beginner Spinning (session 2)

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 (session 2)

Dates: September 19, 26 2020

October 3, 10, 17, 24,

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Brenda Foster

Fee: $275.00 (Material costs of $55.00 are included in fee)