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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Spinning So Fine

Thursday, October 16, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Beth Smith

Class Fee: $212.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

10 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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Stuck in a rut with your yarns? This class will get you spinning finer than you ever thought possible! You will learn the mechanics of spinning fine yarn and the types of drafting methods that make spinning fine yarn easier. We’ll work with the finest of fibers like cashmere to wools you never would have thought of for fine yarn. You’ll also learn how different fiber preparations will give the great results for fine yarn, and how to best utilize those hand combs, hand cards and flick cards. You’ll go from spinning DK weight yarn to cobweb lace in no time at all.    

Spinning Level: Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.

Materials Information

Bring to Class: 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.

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