WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 18, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:Donna Kay

When we prepare fibers to spin we forget about the oldest tools of all: our hands. Consider getting “back to the sheep” and spinning hand-prepared (literally) locks into textured, lofty yarns. It is a fitting and extremely satisfying method of preparing and spinning primitive and long wool fleeces. Spinning from the lock allows the individual character of the wool to be highlighted in the yarn.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Advanced Beginner

PREREQUISITE:  Must be able to spin a continuous yarn and ply without assistance.




NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $25 will be collected by the instructor via cash or Venmo.  It includes: folder, handouts, sample cards. 4 - 5 ounces of washed wool locks (some hand dyed) from Icelandic, Gotland, Shetland and Jacob.

STUDENTS MUST BRING:  Spinning wheel in working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, niddy noddy, paper tags.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


 NOTEThere is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


Seats Remaining 8
Workshop Fee $135.00


Additional Workshop Images


Other Workshops Available By Donna Kay
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
BEGINNING HANDSPINDLE Spinning 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
LOCK SPINNING Spinning 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO
NORWEGIAN MITTENS Knitting 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
SHETLAND HAP SHAWL (4 HRS) Knitting 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 95.00 MORE INFO
SPINNING FOR SOCKS Spinning 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024