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Beginning Spinning Class: Part 1 of 3
January 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$90 - $110
Three weekly sessions: Part 1 of 3
Thursdays, 6-8:30pm – January 26th, February 2nd & 9th
At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester
Class Description: Learn how 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.
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 blacksmithing, gardening, etc. To become a member, call the Office at 451-0691 or click the “donate today” button on the left margin of this page.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org