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Spinning Classes at Dirt Woman Fiber Arts

Learn spinning at the Dirt Woman Fiber Arts School in White Stone, Virginia.  Contact us today to schedule your spinning class and subscribe to our email newsletter for updates on new classes!
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Yarn Index

Amano
   Apu
   Ayni
   Mayu
Berroco
   Remix Light
   Suede
Biscotte
   Bis-Sock
Bugs & Roots
   Alpaca
   Linen Rug Warp
   Silk
Classic Elite
   Hanako
   Mika
   Yuri
Coop Knits
   Socks Yeah!
   Socks Yeah! DK - New!
Fyberspates
   Gleem Lace
   Scrumptious
   Vivacious 4-Ply
   Vivacious DK
Huntingdon
   Florafil Cotton
   Rayon/Viscose
Jason Collingwood
   Rug Wool
Lana Gatto
   Harmony 230
Lotus Yarns
   Cashmere DK
   Handspun Cashmere
Louet
   Euroflax Lace
   Euroflax Sport
   Organic Cottolin
   Organic Cotton
Shibui
   Drift
   Lunar -
New!
   Maai
   Pebble
   Silk Cloud
Stolen Stitches
   Nua - New!
Swans Island
   Ikat
   Natural Fingering
   Natural Worsted
   Small Batch No. 1
The Fibre Company
   Acadia
   Arranmore
   Canopy Worsted
   Cumbria
   Luma -
New!
   Meadow - New!
   Road to China
   Terra


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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 requiredWe 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!

Don't forget that we have Schacht wheels available for purchase prior to the class/rental afterwards, and an incredible selection of spinning fibers and dyed rovings on display in our spinning shop!
Michael del Vecchio Demonstrating Spinning at Powhatan Festival of Fiber
Michael del Vecchio Inspiring New Spinners at Powhatan Festival of Fiber