Sheep & Wool Day!

Come up to Calypso to meet our Shetland flock and learn about raising sheep in Alaska, handling and washing fleeces, recognizing different types of wool, carding and spinning basics, and using wool to make functional items. Sheep shearing demonstrations will … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning – Day 1 of 3

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 … Continue reading →

“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series (Part 1 of 3)

“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Classes Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques – we’ll choose topics depending on the interests of the group, topics could range from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns and working with color! Basic spinning ability is required, but … Continue reading →

Advanced Spinning: Part 3 of 3

Three Weekly Sessions: Part 3 of 3 Mondays from 6-8:30pm –  January 30th, February 6th & February 13th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns! Basic spinning … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning: Part 3 of 3

Three weekly sessions: Part 3 of 3 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm –  January 26th, February 2nd & February 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 … Continue reading →

Advanced Spinning: Part 2 of 3

Three Weekly Sessions: Part 2 of 3 Mondays from 6-8:30pm –  January 30th, February 6th & 13th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns! Basic spinning ability … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning: Part 2 of 3

Three weekly sessions: Part 2 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 … Continue reading →

Advanced Spinning: Part 1 of 3

Three Weekly Sessions: Part 1 of 3 Mondays from 6-8:30pm –  January 30th, February 6th & 13th At the Volunteer Fire Department in Ester Class Description: Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques, from core spinning to beaded yarns, to multiple ply yarns! Basic spinning ability … Continue reading →

Beginning Spinning Class: Part 1 of 3

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 … Continue reading →