Are you having trouble with your wheel? Do you have questions about the amount of twist for a specific fiber? Need help plying evenly, or would you like to try a different plying method? Have your questions answered while connecting with other spinners and finding inspiration in their shared projects and ideas. Bring your questions, or just sit and spin. All levels are welcome! Sessions purchased as a group must be used within 6 months
$15.00/session; $40.00/3 sessions; $50.00/4 sessions; $75.00/6 sessions.
Wednesday mornings – 10 am to 11:30 am
May 13th, 20th, 27th
June 3rd, 10th, 17th
July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Knitting with Hand Spun Yarn Workshop $15 ($10 for optional lunch)
Wednesday afternoon -12:30 pm to 2:00 pm (lunch from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm)
Private Spinning Lessons are available to schedule with Caroline if class times do not suit your schedule. Please call the shop at 703.242.0520 or e-mail Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Wheel Spinning – $30 + $8 Supply fee
Sunday, May 17th – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Learn the parts of the spinning wheel, how to spin S and Z singles, and how to determine the gauge of your handspun yarn. Spinning wheels provided, but feel free to bring your own. Drop spindle or some previous wheel spinning experience required.
A Silk Sampler – $45 + $25 Supply Fee
Sunday, May 31st – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bombyx, Tussah, Eri, and Muga are all silk fibers, but differ in feel and appearance. In this hands-on class we will discuss the origins and qualities of these four types of silk, and explore the commercial preparations available. Using several drafting techniques to spin samples of each, students will have an opportunity to record the results of their spinning, and discuss methods of finishing the resulting yarn.
Supplies: Spinning wheel, empty bobbin, scissors, pencil or pen.
To sign up for a class, stop by the shop or call us at 703.242.0520 !
Next Spinning Open House: Sunday, May 17th – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm... free to all, come and sit and spin!
Bring your wheel or spindle and join other spinners for encouragement and inspiration.
Please sign up so we know how many chairs to put out! Sign up via email at email@example.com or by phone 703-242-0520