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Beginning Spinning

  • 03 Jul 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 408 Depot St Asheville, NC
  • 2


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Whether you're attracted to the natural colors of wool, the bright colors of dyed braids or just want to learn to make the yarn you've drooled over in the store, this is the class for you. Or perhaps you have sheep and want to learn how to use their wool, learning to spin your own yarn can be is a game changer. Imagine having the perfect yarn for every weaving or knitting project. Now, imagine having that option at a much more economical cost. Game changer! Suitable for both complete beginners and as well as those not-so-new who need a little more guidance, this class will cover the types and parts of a spinning wheel and which may be right for you. Other topics include tools, cost, drafting, plying, carding and finishing. Most of the time will be spent working on the wheels and learning to use fiber tools. Once everyone is comfortable at the wheel and practicing, I will work one-on-one with students. My goal is to send you home with a plied skein of yarn. Judi recommends that you  practice treadling a spinning wheel - both forward and backwards - prior to the class.

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Judi Jetson (Read Judi's bio)

Members: $100

Non-members: $120

Materials Fee : $5 (to be collected day of class)

Instructor will provide: You'll receive a variety of animal fibers - wool, mohair, alpaca - in both natural and dyed colors. We can loan you a wheel for the class if you don't have one.

Students should bringBring your own spinning wheel, if you have one. If you have clean fleece, or a braid you want to try spinning, you can bring that, too

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