Beginning Spinning | August 13 & 20

This workshop is being offered by the Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild, hosted at Calypso Farm.

Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary! This workshop includes two sessions:

Sunday, August 13 | 1:00-3:30pm
Sunday, August 20 | 1:00-3:30pm

Students will be introduced to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel. The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a balanced 2-ply yarn. Students will be encouraged to practice between classes and will gain the foundation of experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner!

Instructor: Clara Noomah, Fairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild

Location: Calypso Farm Fiber Studio

Cost: $65 workshop fee*
*See below for information about Pay What You Can discounts.

Additional Materials Cost: $30 (this will cover the cost of a selection of wool for spinning – students who have their own wool to spin can skip the materials fee)

Students Should Bring: A functional spinning wheel (if you have one), 3 bobbins (minimum), dress for spinning outdoors.

Wheel Borrowing Option: Calypso has spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for use during the class, and you can take the wheels and bobbins home with you to practice in between classes. We ask for a $100 deposit, which will be refunded at the end of class. Please reserve your wheel early to ensure availability!

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Clara:

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