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Fiber Art

Introduction to Spinning on the Wheel

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Course Overview

Don’t know your bobbin from your footman? How about the flyer, treadle, or mother-of-all? This introductory course on wheel spinning will cover basic wheel mechanics, choosing fiber to spin, fiber preparation, worsted & woolen spinning, and finishing techniques with a focus on animal fibers.

Students are welcome to bring their own wheel in working order or borrow a wheel from North House. Please let us know if you plan to bring your own wheel. 

Required Tools

  • Note taking materials

Optional Tools

  • Pair of hand cards or wool combs


Fri, Sep 13th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 15th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $285.00
Materials fee: $40.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Tracy Griggs
Tracy Griggs
Duluth, MN USA

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Introduction to Spinning on the Wheel