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Beginning Spinning – Day 1 of 3

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$40 - $90

Learn to create your own yarn!

No previous experience is necessary!  This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel.  The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a balanced 2-ply yarn.  Students will be encouraged to practice between classes and will gain the foundation of experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner.

This class is a series of three Thursday sessions:

April 6th, April 13th & April 20th

6:00pm-8:30pm at the Ester Volunteer Fire Department

Class Cost: $90 (member)  $110 (non-member) –  you can become a member by making a donation of any amount for the year –  to support Calypso’s educational programs. As a member, you’ll receive a discount on all of Calypso’s workshops, including black smithing, gardening, etc

Materials Cost: $40 (this will cover the cost of a selection of wool for spinning – students who have their own wool to spin can skip the materials fee)

Students Should Bring: A functional spinning wheel, 3 bobbins (minimum)

Wheel Rental Option: Calypso has spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for rental during the class –  you can take the wheels and bobbins home with you during those weeks. Rental cost is $60.  Please reserve your wheel early to insure availability.

To Register

Call 451-0691 or email: calypsosusan@gmail.com


April 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$40 - $90
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Ester Volunteer Fire Department
3570 Old Nenana Hwy,
Ester, AK 99709 United States
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