Spinning on a Wheel - Introduction to Spinning 101 with Michael del Vecchio (2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 22nd).
Spinning on a wheel is a wonderful skill - it's incredibly relaxing and allows knitters, crocheters, and weavers alike to create the ideal yarn for their projects. During this three-hour class, you'll explore the ins and outs of spinning on a Schacht Ladybug and a Schacht Sidekick (wheels will be provided) with Michael del Vecchio. You'll learn how to prepare fiber for spinning, how to draft and spin a consistent single, how to fix mistakes, and the basics of constructing a 2-ply yarn. You'll learn about the mechanics of the wheel - how it works, and how your feet and hands combine to create yarn. We'll explore together different kinds of fiber, how they're packaged for sale, and how to look for quality fiber from your suppliers. Most of all, you'll leave this class with everything you need to know to spin on your own at home and develop a life-long love of this art.
To help you make the most of your first experience spinning on a wheel, classes are limited to 3 students. $95 tuition includes wheel rental. Materials required for class: 100 g BFL fiber to be purchased at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts. Preregistration required. We hope you'll leave this class with everything you need to know to spin on your own at home and develop a life-long love of this timeless art!