01-Aug-2020 10:00AM - 4pm
Would you like to try your hand at choosing and preparing fleeces for your spinning but do not know where to start? This class is for anyone who would like to experience the when, why and how of preparing wool from different breed types for spinning. Try your hand at flick carding, hand carding and combing. Discover which methods yield the best results for each type of wool and the yarn you want to spin from it. You will be preparing and spinning washed fleece from several different breeds. Choosing, skirting and washing fleeces will be covered.
Skill Level: Open to all who can spin a continuous yarn on a spindle or wheel and love working with wool!
Materials: Any wool preparation tools you have (flick carders, handcards, combs). Spinning wheel (or spindle) in good working order, niddynoddy, note taking materials.
We have 2 spinning wheels available for rental for $25, please call the shop to reserve.
Provided: All fleece, handouts, tools to share, labeling and bagging materials for samples.
Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable. Final tuition payment is due 5 weeks before class starts. Remaining balances will be automatically deducted for students who have used credit cards. All others are responsible for forwarding their remaining balances.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms.