Jun 01 - 22 2020
Spinning Animal Fibers presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Spinning Animal Fibers

Presented by Textiles West at Textiles West

Did you know you can spin more then just sheep’s wool using a spinning wheel or hand spindle?

Come explore the joys of spinning mohair, angora, yak, alpaca, or silk.

We will explore the nature of a variety of these fibers and how to spin them. Curious? Join us!

Student Supply list: Notebook, pencil

Class Level: Concentration – The student will be invited to learn more about a certain subject and be expected to have had some experience with it or have taken a prior class. These classes will probably involve several sessions.

Instructor: 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: $100

Non-member: $115

Materials Fee: $20

Phone: (719) 203-5581

Email: connect@textileswest.org

Dates & Times

2020/06/01 - 2020/06/22

Location Info

Textiles West

6545 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Parking Info

Free public parking available.