3 Saturday afternoons ~ April 2, 9 & 16, 2016 1 pm to 4 pm
$125 ~ includes all materials and use of drop spindle & spinning wheel (bursaries available upon request)
Day 1: The history of spinning will be explored. You will be involved in hands-on discussions about different types of wool and fleece available, and learn about fibre preparation. Spinning lessons with a drop spindle will be offered.
Day 2: You will start the lesson by learning the parts of the wheel, their function and the art of treadling. Then begin the joy of spinning wool into yarn, using the drafting and sliding method with your hands while still treadling with your feet.
Day 3: On the final day you will have the art of spinning single ply yarn completed and you may begin the creative task of spinning two-ply yarn! You will be instructed how to remove the yarn onto a Niddy-Noddy, creating a skein and setting the twist. Instructor Carol Jenson is a member of the Tzouhalem Spinners and Weavers Guild and has been volunteering at Providence Farm since the introduction of the Textiles program 4 years ago. She has been spinning for over 40 years, is primarily self-taught, honing her skills with courses from internationally renowned teachers over the years. Carol is pleased to share her joy of spinning with like-minded people. “From your very first piece of finger twisted yarn, there is a sense of pride in seeing something created with one’s own hands.”