Spinning Class

Spinning: Beyond the Basics/Review

  • Instructor: Linda Deblois
  • Fee: $55 + tax
  • Date: Sundays May 3 & 10 12:30-4 pm PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE CORRECT TIME

As requested, I will teach a class with a review of what you learned in “beginning Spinning”. We will concentrate on spinning techniques and give advice to each individuals who needs an update. You can furnish your own roving or purchase some at the shop. The 2nd week we will continue on technique and maybe make bigger and smaller yarns. Also, if there is interest, we will do a brief review on fleece preparation I will squeeze it in. If you have your handouts for Beg. Spinning, please them to class.
Student supplies: bring your own spinning wheel in good working order as well as prepared roving, ready to spin.

Beginning Spinning

  • Instructor: Linda DeBlois Fee: $95 + tax Wheel Rent $20 + tax
  • Mat Fee: $15 + tax
  • Date: Sundays, June 7. 14. 21, & 28th

Classes will cover the history of spinning, fibers used, hand spindles, moving onto the wheels, basics of fiber preparation, spinning & plying. Spinning is a wonderful experience! The first class will address the hand spindle, a very ancient method carried to the present. The second week, you will start the process of spinning on a wheel. Next you will learn about fleece preparation (skirting, washing, carding, combing). We will also learn body-stretching exercises to prevent overuse injuries. Spindles and different wheels will go home with students each week. You will be furnished with 8 oz roving, however you will probably want to purchase more. IF YOU HAVE A WHEEL THAT YOU INTEND TO USE DURING CLASS, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH LINDA TO VERIFY IT IF IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION, AND APPROPRIATE FOR BEGINNERS.