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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Drop Spindle by Michael Wade via flickr

Drop Spindle by Michael Wade via flickr

Ewephoric Fibers is teaming with Yarn Works to bring you a full schedule of classes. Visit Yarn Works’ website to register.

Note: A spinning wheel may be reserved for any class if the student notifies us ahead of time.

 

Spinning for a Project
September 17 and October 1, 2015, 5 – 8 pm
$75, materials included
So many of us spin yarn just to spin and then wonder what to make with the yarn. In this class, students will pick a small project (hat, scarf, or socks), an appropriate fiber, and begin spinning during the first class. There will be a discussion of what fibers and yarn weights are best for your chosen project, how to estimate how much fiber will be needed, and suggestions on how to keep consistent with spinning the yarn. This class will meet twice. During the first class you will pick your project, fiber and begin spinning your yarn. During the second class you will cast on for your project or, if you have already started knitting or crocheting, provide inspiration to your classmates.

You must have a wheel in good working condition and be able to spin a continuous yarn. A pattern and 6 oz of fiber will be provided by the instructor.

 

Beginning Spinning
September 26, October 3 & 17, 1 – 4 pm
$125, materials included, spindles and wheels provided
Learn to spin on a drop spindle and spinning wheel. This class will meet three times. During the first class students will learn to spin on a drop spindle, to name the parts of a spinning wheel and how they work, and will begin spinning on the wheel. During the next two classes, students will learn about different wools and other fibers, roving, top, and other wool preparations and will continue to hone their spinning skills. By the end of the class, students will be able to spin a continuous thread.

Spindles and wheels available to take home for a $100 refundable deposit. Grease fleece and 4 oz of roving will be provided by the instructor.

 

Fabulous Luxury Fibers
November 8, 2015, 1 – 4 pm
$75, materials included
Let me introduce you to some of the most luxurious fibers in the world! We will spin cashmere, yak, silk, angora, baby camel and blends of these exquisite fibers. Before the spinning starts, there will be a discussion of the qualities of each and how best to spin them into amazing yarns to use to highlight very special projects. You will learn how to adjust your wheels and handle the fibers for a successful foray into the world of luxury yarns.

You must have a wheel in good working condition and be able to spin a continuous yarn. Luxury fiber will be provided by the instructor. Wine, mimosas, and cheese will be provided.

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