Beginning Wheel Spinning

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Presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Jan 15
Beginning Wheel Spinning

Have you ever wondered how yarn is made or how a spinning wheel works? This class is for you!

You will learn how to create a continuous yarn using a spinning wheel, as well as fiber preparation, creation of a plyed yarn, and how to troubleshoot problems should they occur.

If you have a spinning wheel but need to refresh you spinning skills, please join use too.

Wheels will be available for use at the class.

Students will need to bring a notebook for notes and something to write with.

These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels.

The instructor for this class will be Betsy Wintermute.

Betsy started her exploration of spinning at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX in 1981 in a wheel spinning class taught by Doris Glenn.

By then end of the 6 week class she had purchased her first spinning wheel.

In the years since Betsy has share spinning with both adults and children and has studied with spinners across the country including Rita Buchannan, Ed Franquemont and Joanne Ruane.

She has expanded her knowledge to include a variety of forms of spindle spinning and how to spin a vast array of fibers from both animals and plants.


Member: $45
Non-Member: $55

Material Fee: $20 and it includes equipment rental.

Contact: 719-203-5581

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