WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023



Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time:10:00 - 5:00
Instructor:Alanna Wilcox
The Gist of Grist

Are you interested in spinning more consistent yarns, especially for a desired end use like a sweater? Have you ever spun yarn for a project, like a sweater, and your yarn was way too heavy or inconsistent from the beginning of the project towards the end? This workshop will explore the concept of "Grist", a spinning term that plays an important role in how the construction of the yarns we spin influence the weight and hand of the yarns' final outcome. You will leave more confident as a spinner in controlling the consistency, weight, and hand of the yarns you create.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate - Student should be able to spin a continuous yarn and have experience with plying.

Homework: N/A

Please email instructor with questions about workshop content:

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project.

Materials Info

There is a material fee of $18 which is included in the registration fee.  

It includes: fiber for workshop and handouts

Students must bring: 

Yarn making tool: (working spinning wheel or electric spinner, drop spindle if fast spindler) Spinning wheel oil Lazy kate (tensioned is preferred) 3-4 empty bobbins with leader

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


Seats Remaining 2
Workshop Fee $145.00



Other Workshops Available By Alanna Wilcox
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Beginning Spinning - 2 DAY - SOLD OUT Spinning 10/19/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day 225.00 MORE INFO
Plying Fundamentals - SOLD OUT Spinning 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO
Swatching for Color Using a Pin Loom - SOLD OUT Weaving 10/21/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023