Spinning 101

In this course, students will learn how to spin their own yarn and discover the step between shearing the sheep and yarn on a shelf. Students will also learn the fundamentals of spinning using a drop spindle, top and bottom whorls, and will experiment with different fibers, wool alpaca, cotton bamboo and more. Student will have the opportunity to try out the spinning wheel and will walk away with hand made skeins.


Spinning is offered in a variety of formats. 4 - week and Weekend Intensives feature 12 hours of skill-building class time, plus free Open Studio time to practice techniques outside of class. Morning Series classes feature 6 hours of class time in the mornings with an abridged course-load of basics. After Workshops are project-based intro course great for trying out the textile arts. Morning Series and After Workshop classes do not come with free Open Studio time.