Corrected dates – see below. Join us for a spinning class in December or January. Madison and Leanna are teaming up to offer our beginning spindle class. We’ve also added a “next step” class on plying that will help you get those singles into a fabulous plyed yarn. Have you moved up to a spinning wheel, or plan to buy one but want to try it first? We have our beginning wheel class in January – bring your own or borrow one of our two Studio wheels to learn wheel basics.
Added to the schedule is a new dyeing/spinning combination with silk hankies! Learn how to dye these fiber jewels and spin them into a beautiful yarn. Check out our schedule, below, and stop by or email us at email@example.com to reserve your spot in class. Space is limited.
Beginning Drop Spindling – Sat December 8 – 9am to 12pm
Learn to spin yarn! This is the first step to learning how to make yarn. If you are considering diving into spinning with a wheel, we recommend starting with a simple spindle. We’ll show you how! Spindling is a portable craft you can take with you anywhere. Beginner spindles available for at the Studio. Class instructed by Madison Wallace and Leanna Saplan of Spinners Anonymous.
New! Dye and Spin Silk Hankies –Sat January 12 – 9am to 12pm
Silk hankies provide a spark of intense and reflective color as a ply for a plied yarn, or for a unique knitted project. We provide the silk hankies for you to apply amazing color – we let you experiment with two types of dyes, low-acid and procion fiber reactives. Then we show you the technique for getting a beautifully spun yarn.
Ply Yarn Singles with Spindle Sat December 15 – 9am to 12pm
Class Fee: $40 – sign up for both the beginner spindle class and this plying class, get a class fee discount!
So you learned to spin yarn singles, now what? Come to this class and learn the two basic ways of plying your spun singles. We will demonstrate how to turn your singles in to a 2 ply and 3 ply yarn. Please bring spun singles and your spindles and be ready to make beautiful plied yarn. Class instructed by Madison Wallace and Leanna Saplan of Spinners Anonymous.
Beginning Wheel Spinning Sun January 20 10am-3pm
Have a wheel but don’t know how to get started? Want to try wheel spinning? In this two-part class, we will provide the basics for setting up your wheel properly and then the techniques for drafting and plying for a knittable or weavable yarn. Limited number of wheels for loan, please make arrangements prior to class. Fiber for spinning is provided as part of the class fee. Class instructed by Madison Wallace and Leanna Saplan of Spinners Anonymous.
More to come! We are putting together a schedule for more dyeing as well as knitting and crochet classes – check back soon!