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Intro to Spinning

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Presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Nov 05 2019
Intro to Spinning presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

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

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

Wheels will be available for use at the class.

The student supply list includes a notebook for notes and something to write with.

The class level is fascination.

These classes will introduce you to a new skill, concept or technique and are open to all levels. The student may, however, be required to have a basic skill or have taken a certification class. For example, for a flat-pattern drafting class one need not know anything about flat-pattern drafting but should have a basic understanding of the sewing machine. Any prerequisites will be listed in the class description.

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. The learning continues.

ADMISSION INFO

Member: $45

Non-member: $55

Material Fee: $20

The materials fee includes the equipment rental.

Contact: (719) 203-5581

Email: connect@textileswest.org

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LOCATION

Textiles West

6545 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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PARKING INFO

Free public parking available.

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