Understanding how your spinning wheel works is a key factor in creating the yarns you want. All types of spinning wheels, like people, have a comfort zone. Learning more about tension and speed adjustments will help you move your wheel out of its comfort zone and test the full range of its abilities. We will spin a variety of fibers and talk about different spinning methods, wheel maintenance, and how to put it all into daily practice.
Skills needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.
Participants to bring: A working spinning wheel and its parts, extra bobbins, and lazy kate.
Room set-up: chairs for spinners; several tables for supplies.
Materials fee: $5 to be paid to instructor on day of class