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Beginning Wheel Spinning
February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Learn the basics of wheel operation and maintenance, treadling, pre-drafting, drafting, and spinning yarn. You’ll try spinning three different wool preparations: roving, rolags, and batts. We’ll also talk about spinning “in the grease;” what it means and the pros and cons of spinning unprepared wool. You’ll leave with a skein of two-ply yarn ready to set the twist, fiber to practice, and a syllabus full of useful information.
Supplies you’ll need to bring:
- Your spinning wheel if you have one. You can rent one for the day for an additional $15. Call the studio for availability.
- Spinning wheel oil
One, three and a half-hour session (30-minute break half-way through). $125, includes all materials except wheel. Maximum of six students.
Instructor: Melanie Perkins