Spinning 102: Beyond the Basics

So, you finally learned to spin. Now what? In this class we will go over a variety of skills you will need to produce usable consistent yarn. We will go over various drafting techniques, plying methods, yarn management and spinning with intention. We will also cover the use of tools such as a niddy noddy, lazy-kate, nostepinne and yarn wrapping tool. This is not an advanced class for folks wanting to learn spin coils or tail-spin, but a building on your basic skills. Participants MUST be able to spin on a wheel without assistance. Participants must bring their wheel* and at least 1 partially filled bobbin, preferably with a variegated single and have at least 2 empty bobbins. A niddy noddy and some sort of lazy-kate are not required but will be helpful. The instructor will provide several types of wool and handouts. All materials are included. *If a potential participant does not have a wheel but is comfortable spinning on a wheel, the instructor may be able to provide a wheel for use in the class. Please email the instructor and get specific permission to proceed.


Beth Collier