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Beginning Wheel Spinning

Instructor: Kelly Knispel

Learn the ancient art of spinning wool into yarn on a spinning wheel. Students will learn the basics of spinning yarn beginning with prepared wool fiber. The class features an introduction to wool and other spinning fibers, tools of the trade, spinning terms and techniques used to operate the spinning wheel/spindle. You will receive help with drafting the fibers, getting the twist into the wool and take up onto the bobbin. You will spin a singles yarn and wind your yarn off the bobbin with a niddy-noddy.

Each participant will be supplied with a variety of fiber preparations to learn with. Students should bring a spinning wheel that is in working order. Due to the time constraints of the class, wheel maintenance will not be available.

Minimum number of students: 1

Maximum number: 5

Skill level: No specific skills needed prior to class.

Minimum age: 14

Notes: Registration includes a $20 materials fee for carded fiber preparation.

Supplies needed: Spinning wheel in working order. If you would like to borrow a spinning wheel for the class, please include a note in the additional comments field when you pay.

Sunday, September 17
9:00 am — 11:00 am

Classroom A

Price: $60

Class Schedule

Demo Schedule

Fair Schedule