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Description: Learn to spin your own yarn on a drop spindle.  This class is for all beginners who want to learn what making your own yarn is all about. Learn how to spin both worsted and woolen yarn, how to ply your yarn, and what to do when your yarn breaks. Class includes a spinning wheel demonstration. Techniques covered include: tying a leader, drafting, spinning worsted and woolen yarn, what to do when yarn breaks, how to ply and how to set the ply.

Instructor: Andy

Class Dates:  

Sunday, September 11th from 10am to 12pm

Sunday, September 25th from 10am to 12pm

Course Fee: $75 for four hours of instruction plus materials

Materials:
  • Drop spindle (available for purchase in-store)
  • Roving (available for purchase in-store)
Class Sessions: 
  • Session 1: Covers history of spinning, how to make and attach a leader, drafting and loading the spindle
  • Session 2: Ply and set yarn, talk about different types of fiber and their preparation, and a spinning wheel demonstration  
Skill Level: Beginner



Please note this workshop is for adults only (ages 13 and up).

Students receive a 10% discount on materials they purchase for their class from The Knitting Tree, L.A.

We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations to receive credit for another class.  No credit, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.  This class is for adults, no children under 13 please.

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