Friday, July 06, 2007

learn to spin!

next tuesday i will be teaching a hand spinning class at the etsy labs; if you've been wanting to learn how to make your very own yarn, come check it out! for some fun visual inspiration and to get you in the mood, take a look at my favorite spinner pluckyfluff...

Class: Hand Spinning

Date: July 10th, 2007
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

If you've been crocheting or knitting for a while, you may be getting the itch to make your own unique yarns. Spinning with a drop spindle is compact, inexpensive, portable, and a great introduction to spinning on a wheel! We will learn how to prepare raw fleece by carding, and spin it into a singles. Then we'll ply it to make a balanced 2-ply yarn and wind it into your very first skein!

Students will be required to bring the following materials to the class:
drop spindle (can also be borrowed or purchased from instructor for $12)and 1 oz. wool roving

There are only 8 spaces available in total so sign up quickly!

Class fee is $40.00

click here for more info and to register!


kaitlyn said...

i think Plucky Fluff will be doing a camp at Brooklyn General in January! let me know if you want me to hold a spot ;)

hodge podge said...

oh wow, that is the best news EVER! i have been dying to go to one of her california camps but never seem to make it. can't wait!