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CLASS: Fiber Preparation for Spinners


Learn how to use a variety of tools to prepare fiber for spinning yarn.

In this class, you will learn how to prepare fiber for spinning using hand tools such as carders, combs, a flicker, a picker, and more. By learning how to match the right tool to the fiber, you will gain more control over your spinning.

We will have a variety of clean animal fibers to play with (this is not a scouring class). You are welcome to bring your spindle or spinning wheel to sample your prepared fibers throughout the day. While we will discuss the options for spinning the fiber prepared on each tool, this is not a learn-to-spin yarn class.

Materials to bring to class: notetaking supplies; spindle or spinning wheel (optional, but useful for sampling); your own fiber prep tools that you want to try out

Date: Saturday, February 28, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: DFG Studio at 2701 W. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth, MN 55806

Tuition: Members: $80, Nonmembers: $90

Materials Fee: $20 (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 if you need to cancel.