Spinning Fibers On A Wheel
The classic Saxony-style spinning wheel was invented over 500 years ago, and is still a symbol of the “olden days.” Although the spinning wheel is no longer a household necessity for the production of the family’s clothing, many crafters, knitters, and fiber artists find great satisfaction in spinning their own yarns for knitting or weaving. In this two-day introductory spinning class, you will be introduced to fibers suitable for spinning, fiber preparation, and spinning prepared fiber on a spinning wheel. Participants are encouraged to bring their own working spinning wheel (both “Saxony” and “upright castle wheel” are acceptable.) The instructor will have three wheels available for students to share and to develop their skills.