Learn to spin on a nice little Fiber Farm in Southern Vermont!
You will have professional, experienced tutelage in a warm, cozy environment with a view to the fields to watch the sheep while you’re spinning their wool inside! Snacks and beverages provided to sustain you while Patty teaches you from zero to sixty, getting you out the door with good hand-spinning knowledge and experience to go forth and make your own yarn!
For those coming from out of town that might want to participate in the weekend’s events, I recommend a lovely B & B, Taraden in North Bennington, only a few minutes away. Tell Bob & Nan that Tammy sent you!
Beginner’s Wheel Spinning
Friday, April 24, 2015 from 10 – 5, Patty Blomgren, “Gypsy Tinker”, $65
This class focuses on creating beautiful, unique yarn using spinning wheels. Plenty of time will be given to establish the essential coordination skills and basic techniques every spinner must master to gain competence in spinning. You will venture into areas of fiber preparation, tools of the trade, terminology, drafting and plying techniques. Overviews of wheel mechanics, maintenance and spinning history will be scattered throughout the class. By the end of the class you will be putting yarn onto the bobbin, admiring your first skein of yarn and leaving with the confidence to continue spinning on your own! No experience is required, nor do you need to own sheep! We will supply the fiber and even the wheel if you do not own one. For those bringing a wheel please be sure it is in excellent working condition. Should you have questions about the condition of your wheel please call Patty at 802-254-9792 before the class.
Pack a lunch, but Tammy will provide snacks and beverages throughout the day.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 9 – noon, Patty Blomgren, “Gypsy Tinker”, $35
This workshop is intended for spinners who have mastered basic spinning techniques. Topics include drafting techniques, beyond 2-ply, ways to measure yarn and how to spin for a project. Students will spin samples of novelty techniques and core spinning. With time permitting we will explore the techniques for adding in elements to create fun and fanciful yarns. There is homework that must be finished before the class begins. Instructions will be given at the time of registration.
Beverages and snacks provided by Tammy.
Email Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.