Introduction to Spinning - Fiber Festival


Fairbanks Fiber Festival Class

Instructor: Susan Willsrud

Dates of the class: Monday & Wednesday, October 10 & 12, 2022

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 - Front Room

Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary.

These 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 2-ply yarn. Students will develop the foundation of experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner.

Students Should Bring: A functional spinning wheel and 3 bobbins (minimum).

Wheel Borrowing Option: Calypso has some spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for use during the class, and you can take the wheels and bobbins home with you to practice in between classes. They ask for a $100 deposit, which will be refunded at the end of class. Please email christie@calypsofarm.org to reserve your wheel early to ensure availability!

Introduction to Spinning - Fiber Festival
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