The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Spinning Fine Yarns

Friday, October 18, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Beth Smith

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

18 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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This class will get you spinning finer than you ever thought possible. Students will learn the mechanics of spinning lace including how to adjust your wheel for spinning fine, the types of drafting methods which can be used for spinning fine, what all of those ratios on the spinning wheel mean and how they can help you.In addition, we will also look at the wide range of fibers we can use for spinning laceweight yarns including mill preps and lace yarns from raw fleece, from the finest of fibers like cashmere to wools you never would have thought of for lace. You’ll learn how different fiber preps will give different results, and how to best utilize those hand combs, handcards and flicker. Bring some of your smaller needles in case of a need for swatching!

Materials Information

Please Bring: A Spinning Wheel in good working order, hand held combs, flick and hand cards if you have them (Some tools will be available to share), note taking materials, small bags for extra fibers, hang tags for labeling. Please bring your wheel’s original flyer to use during class, Woolee Winders are not recommended for getting the most out of this class. Spinning Level: Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.

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Workshop Instructor

Beth has been a fiber addict for most of her life. She learned to knit as a child, and since then has pursued a large variety of fiber arts. more