Fabulous Beginnings: Tips and Tricks for New Spinners

October 4th-3 hours(9:00-noon)

Classroom Location: Vortex Yarns, 218A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571

If you are fairly new to spinning or not as confident as you would like to be when sitting down at your wheel, then this is the class for you. If you are not quite clear about the difference between twist and grist, or worsted and woolen, then you should take this class. Hands-on instruction from a knowledgeable spinner will be provided in a frustration-free spinning circle. Fabulous tips and tricks will take the fear out of spinning, while having some fun along the way!

In this class we’ll investigate:

  • Staple: the Long and the Short of it
  • Roving or Top; Front End Alignment
  • Fluffing is not a Sin
  • Right or Left
  • Good Leaders
  • The Drafting Zone
  • Thick or Thin
  • Joining Up
  • To Whack or Not to Whack

After this class, you will have the know-how to be a better spinner, and make fabulous yarn!

Skill Level: Beginner

Students should be familiar with the way their wheel works, and be able to spin a little.

Instructor Kimberly Darling

$25 materials fee, includes: handout, all fiber for spinning, and use of instructor’s tools.

Students need to bring: Spinning Wheel-in working order, 3 or 4 bobbins, Lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy or Nostepinne (optional), Scissors, Marker/Pen

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