Spring into Spinning!

Looking to add to your fiber arts skill set this spring? Spinning is the perfect way! Leila Wice is offering a series of classes that teaches you everything from the basics of spinning your own yarn on a spindle or wheel, to fine-tuning your skills to learn how to finish your newly spun yarn for projects. To register for any of the below classes, please email class@twistedpdx.com, call 503.922.1150, or stop by the store! We hope to see you in class!

2-Session Intro to Spinning
$30 With Leila Wice
Make your first yarn from start to finish, working on spindles and then with a bit of wheel time during the second session. You will also learn the basic methods for plying with just a drop spindle. No experience necessary. Kids welcome (with adult if 8 or younger).
Date/Time: Sundays, May 6 and May 20, 1-2:30pm
Materials: Bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: One unit of fiber and drop spindle.
Included: Fiber sampler.
Skills learned: Spinning yarn with a spindle.

Next Steps Spinning: Plying
$30 With Leila Wice
We’ll cover basic techniques for plying your hand-spun yarns with simple or homemade tools. Required skill: Ability to spin a continuous yarn.
Date/Time: Sunday, June 24, 10am-1pm
Materials: Bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: One unit of fiber and drop spindle. Discount for in-stock wheels is 10%, not discount for special orders). Bring along singles you may want to ply.
Included: Fiber sampler.
Skills learned: Spinning yarn with a spindle.

Spinning for Socks
$30 With Leila Wice
For advanced beginners on up, both wheels and spindles welcome. We’ll discuss choosing fiber, creating structure, and managing color to make the most of hand-spun yarn for socks. Required skill: Ability to spin a continuous yarn.
Date/Time: Saturday, June 30, 10:30am-1:30pm
Materials: Bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: One unit of fiber and drop spindle. Discount for in-stock wheels is 10%, not discount for special orders). Bring along singles you may want to ply.
Included: Fiber sampler.
Skills learned: Spinning yarn with a spindle.

Next Steps Spinning: Finishing Your Yarn
$30 With Leila Wice
Washing, fulling, thwacking, blocking, working right off the spindle or bobbin… Discover a range of approaches to finishing your hand-spun. Explore options for preparing your yarn to knit, crochet, weave, or incorporate into other fiber projects.
Date/Time: Sunday, July 1, 10am-1-m
Materials: Bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: One unit of fiber and drop spindle. Discount for in-stock wheels is 10%, not discount for special orders). Bring along singles you may want to ply.
Included: Fiber sampler.
Skills learned: Spinning yarn with a spindle.