Introduction to Spinning with Andrea Myklebust

Introduction to Spinning with Andrea Myklebust

In this class, students will learn to make their own yarn by hand with a hand spindle. Using a kit supplied by the instructor, including a custom-made spindle and locally-raised wool from her flock of sheep in Danby, Vermont, students will work as a group to understand the foundations of hand spinning. This class is designed as an introduction to handspinning for absolute beginners, but people with prior spinning experience who wish to improve their spindle skills are also welcome. For students interested in the Great Wheel workshop, who do not have prior spinning experience, this class will prepare you for working with the Great Wheel. By the end of class, students will have grounding in the fundamental concepts of hand spinning: an understanding the functions of draft and twist in fiber for the creation of a structurally-sound yarn. Participants will be ready to continue their exploration of this ancient craft using spindles, or to progress to learning the use of a spinning wheel.

    $750.00Price