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



Workshop Info

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Time:9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor:Alanna Wilcox

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

This 2-DAY workshop (Thurs/Fri) 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.

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Beginner with some experience

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

HOMEWORK:  Ensure the spinning wheel/electric spinner you're bringing to the workshop is in good working order/has all the parts needed



NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

MATERIAL FEE:  A material fee of $18 will be invoiced by the instructor prior to the workshop via PayPal or Venmo.  It includes:  fiber sampler for spinning & 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 with a leader or yarn to tie a leader
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. 


Seats Remaining 2
Workshop Fee $250.00


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

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024