Spinning: Beyond the Basics Part 3 – Woolen Yarns

Thursday, June 9th | 5:30-8pm

This workshop is part of a longer spinning series all about Exploring Sheep Breeds. Continue below to register for this individual class, or click here to register for the entire series!

Part 3: Woolen Yarns: In this class you will learn about woolen yarns and which breeds are best suited to creating lofty and warm woolen yarns. You will have the opportunity to practice different woolen preparation methods, including using hand cards and drum carders. You will also learn and practice a variety of long-draw woolen spinning techniques.


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.

Wendy Berg: Wendy is the owner of Emma Creek Fibers. She is an enthusiastic spinner and sheep breed aficionado who loves to share her knowledge with others. She’s been sourcing and spinning all kinds of different sheep breeds over the past several years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience!

Cost for single class: $40 members/$55 non-member*
*See below for information about membership and Pay What You Can discounts.

Additional Materials Fee: $20

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

Wheel Borrowing Option: Calypso has spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for use during the class. Please reserve your wheel early to ensure availability!

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