Whether you’d like to learn spinning basics for that wheel you found, or you’d like to spin on the go with a portable spindle, Spinning from the Beginning will introduce you to the basic techniques of spinning fiber. We will learn on drop spindles; the skills you develop will carry you from spindle
to wheel and back again. If you already have a spindle, bring it! If not, please purchase a spindle prior to class. We recommend any of the spindles available through Paradise Fibers in Spokane (here and here) or the beginning spindles through Pacific Wool and Fiber (here). A good beginning spindle needn’t cost more than $15 - $20.
In addition to spinning, we will explore types of fiber and preparations, and welcome guests from the Olympia fiber community. As a participant, you will take home fiber each week to practice between classes. By the end of this interactive class, you will have spun and plied your own yarn, have an introduction to the fiber resources in our area, and have a solid understanding of spinning fundamentals.
*Please note: Spinning from the Beginning is a prerequisite for The Wheel Deal: Making Yarn on a Spinning Wheel.
Instructor: Emily Gray
Dates: Wednesday eves, August 8, 15, 22, 29
Registration Closes: April 5
No. of Students: Min. 3, Max. 10
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Provided by Student: Drop Spindle