Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

When:
April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2017-04-06T18:00:00-08:00
2017-04-06T20:30:00-08:00
Where:
Ester Volunteer Fire Department
Ester
AK 99709
USA
Cost:
$90 (Calypso member), $110 (non-member)
Contact:
Susan Willsrud
907-451-0691

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.

Beginning Spinning Classes - to email-2

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!

To Register
Call 451-0691 or email: calypsosusan@gmail.com


 

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