This introductory course on wheel spinning will cover: basic wheel mechanics, choosing fiber to spin, fiber preparation, worsted & woolen spinning with a focus on animal fibers, and finishing techniques. Students will take home several skeins of their very own handspun yarn.
Students are welcome to bring their own wheel in good working order or borrow a wheel from Duluth Fiber Guild. Please let us know if you plan to bring your own wheel.
Materials to bring to class: Note taking supplies
Dates: Friday, December 8, 6:00-8:00 pm; Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: DFG Studio at 2701 W. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth, MN 55806
Tuition: $225 DFG members, $255 non-members
Materials Fee: $25 (paid to instructor during class)
Instructor: Tracy Griggs
Instructor Bio: Tracy is a fiber enthusiast who enjoys spinning, weaving, and knitting. She teaches at Yarn Harbor and North House Folk School and is an active member of the Duluth Fiber Guild. Tracy is eager to share her knowledge with new students and welcome them into the creative fiber arts community. When her hands aren’t full of wool, silk, or cotton, you’ll find her reading a book or trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
Refund policy: If you need to cancel your class registration, you will receive a refund, less a $5 administrative fee, if the cancellation is received fourteen days prior to the class. If you cancel less than fourteen days before the class, you will not be eligible for a refund. If for some reason DFG needs to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund. Please contact email@example.com if you need to cancel.