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



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Instructor:Alanna Wilcox
Beginning Spinning - 2 DAY - SOLD OUT

Are you interested in learning how to create your own yarn using a spinning wheel?

This 2-DAY workshop covers basic wheel mechanics and how to set it up for successful spinning. You will get to learn about the different types of fibers that you can spin, how to prepare them and get to sample different types to see which ones you prefer. Tips and tricks will be covered so that you will leave with the confidence to continue making your very own yarn. 

Topics covered:

- Wheel mechanics and maintenance 

- Spinnable fiber types

- Fiber preparation options available to spinners

- Spinning and drafting techniques

- Plying will also be covered if time permits

If you've never spun on your wheel before, it's highly recommended that you have a fellow spinner test it out to ensure that it's in working order. If you don't have anyone local to you, you can contact Alanna for more assistance prior to the workshop beginning.

E-spinners are welcome.

Prerequisite:  Familiar with basic spinning mechanics and how to treadle on their chosen wheel

Skill Level Required:  Beginner

Homework:  N/A

Questions about the workshop?  Email 

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

A material fee of $18 will be collected by the instructor - PayPal in advance or cash on Thursday morning.  It includes various fiber types and preparations  and handouts.

Students must bring:  Spinning wheel (**must be checked prior to the workshop to ensure it is in working condition**), spinning wheel oil,  3 empty bobbins and a Lazy Kate (tensioned is preferred).

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

 NOTE:  There is no onsite ATM on Thursday and Friday. 


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Workshop Fee $225.00


Additional Workshop Images
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Other Workshops Available By Alanna Wilcox
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
BEGINNING SPINNING - 2 DAY (THURS/FRI) Spinning 10/17/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 250.00 MORE INFO
SPINNING WITH COLOR IN MIND Spinning 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 135.00 MORE INFO

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