Beginning Spinning: Learn How to Spin Your Own Yarn! (3 session series)
A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Instructor: Susan Willsrud
Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary! This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel. The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a balanced 2-ply yarn. Students will be encouraged to practice between classes and will gain the foundation of experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner.
Dates of the Class: Three Thursdays – April 6, 13, & 20, 2017
Times of the class: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm each session
No experience necessary! Adults and kids 10 years of age or older. (If younger, must have permission of the instructor.)
Class Cost: $90 (Calypso member), $110 (non-member). You can become a Calypso member by making a donation of any amount for the year – to support Calypso’s educational programs. As a member, you’ll receive a discount on all of Calypso’s workshops, including blacksmithing, gardening, etc.
Materials Cost: $40 (this will cover the cost of a selection of wool for spinning – students who have their own wool to spin can skip the materials fee)
Students Should Bring: A functional spinning wheel, 3 bobbins (minimum)
Wheel Rental Option: Calypso has spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for rental during the class – you can take the wheels and bobbins home with you during those weeks. Rental cost is $60. Please reserve your wheel early to insure availability.
Location: Ester Volunteer Fire Department—it’s easy to find, we’ll give you directions!
Call 451-0691 or email: email@example.com