Spinning Classes Coming Up

Spinning for Beginners

In this introduction to fiber alchemy, you will discover the magic of making your own yarn. We will mostly use spindles, starting with simple ones we’ll make ourselves from readily available materials, and then exploring more refined commercially available options. During the last session, students will have a chance to try out a spinning wheel. Kids 8 and older are welcome to sign up with an adult. This class is primarily for those with no prior experience or specialized tools, but wheel spinners who want to get acquainted with spindles are also welcome.
With Leila Wice
Sundays, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8. 1:45 – 3:15pm
Bonus: Sun. 4/17 is an optional field trip carpooling to the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival in Hood River, OR.
Materials: $5 materials fee payable to the teacher will get you started. You’ll also need a drop spindle and roving; during the first session of class we’ll discuss options for purchasing them.
Skills learned: Hand spinning yarn.

Introduction to Drop Spindle

Learn the basics of getting started with a drop spindle in this fast-paced workshop.
With Michelle Molis
Saturday, April 9, 2:30 – 5:30
Materials: A drop spindle and roving.
Skills learned: Hand spinning yarn.