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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


All Spindles All Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 - 4:30

Instructor: Abby Franquemont

Class Fee: $200.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 22

8 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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Description

For all spinning skill levels including absolutely none. Even if you already spin, or spin with spindles, there's probably something here for you. We'll cover finger twisting, thigh spinning, stick spinning, multiple types of spindles, plying your yarn, how to finish your yarn and get it ready for use, and we'll spend in-depth time on a variety of exercises aimed at increasing your spindle skills. Spinning while walking, standing, sitting, talking, team spinning, spindle races, spinning blind, and a selection of tricks guaranteed to amaze your friends (well, maybe only if they spin) are examples of some exercises we'll do. Two basic spindles and fiber will be provided, but please bring any spindles you love and any spindles you hate. You will also receive personalized feedback on your specific spindle goals.

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Students should bring favourite spindles and spindles they dislike, if they have any!

Workshop Instructor

Abby Franquemont, author of Respect The Spindle, is steeped in the fiber arts since birth. The daughter of field anthropologists studying textile prod...read more