Beginning Spinning

Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary!

This workshop includes two sessions:

Sunday, May 15th 3pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, May 22nd 3pm – 5:30pm

This series of workshops will introduce students 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: Susan Willsrud

Susan is one of the founders and Co-Directors of Calypso Farm. She has been spinning yarn and teaching others how to spin for over 10 years! She does all of the spinning from Calypso’s flock of Shetland sheep and loves creating unique, handspun yarns out of the mountains of wool they provide.

Workshop Cost: $50 members/$65 non-member*
*See below for information about membership and 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!

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