Educating America's Craftspeople
  • 2021 Learn to Spin on a Treadle Spinning Wheel


    Basic Spinning Workshop

    Learn to spin beautiful skeins of yarn

    Instructor: Susan Conover

    Prerequisites: None

    Max Enrollment: 6

    Price: $175 (includes all instruction time and materials)

    A functioning treadle spinning wheel is required or rent one from us for an additional $45 for the duration of the class.

    Dates Offered: Saturday mornings from 9:30am-noon, September 11, 18, 25 & October 2, 2021

    This workshop meets for a 2-1/2 hour period on four consecutive weeks. This is a must for anyone interested in creating higher quality yarn than you can purchase at a fraction of the cost. You must be prepared to practice thirty minutes a day between sessions and bring a functioning treadle spinning wheel (or rent one from us).

    Susan Conover believes in teaching the basics so that you thoroughly understand the craft. Following are highlights of what this informative workshop will cover:

    • Preparation of fiber to produce woolen and worsted yarns.
    • The treadle spinning wheel and how ratios affect its function.
    • Picker, hand carders, wool combs and drum carder demonstrations.
    • Plying of single yarn to produce a soft 2-ply yarn.
    • Become familiar with the equipment used for winding yarn: the ball winder, umbrella swift, niddy-noddy, click reel, skein winder, etc.
    • Washing and setting your skeins.

    Please note: Missed sessions are available at $35.

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email, write or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.