Spinning Basics and Beyond
Material Fees: $30
Date: May 5-6 (Fri - Sat)
Instructor: Donna Kay
This class is for the spinner who wants to gain confidence - whether you are new or haven’t spun for a while and need a jump start. The focus will be on the basics: how to adjust your wheel, handle and spin different preparations, plying and finishing. We will also spend time preparing and spinning fleece using handcarders, flickcarders and wool combs. Open to all who have at least some spinning experience.
Students will need to bring their own spinning wheels in good working condition, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, and a niddy noddy. . Wool will be provided. Harrisville Designs has some spinning wheels that can be used in the class but you’ll have to call to reserve one and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
About the Instructor
Donna Kayis from Barrington, New Hampshire and has been teaching knitting and designing knitting patterns for over twenty-five years. She is also an accomplished handspinner. ‘Folk’ knitting is her passion and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs. Donna’s designs have frequently appeared in popular knitting magazines such as Interweave Knits, as well as in the books, Christmas Stockings and Knitter’s Stash. In order to further promote the art of traditional hand-knitting, she started her own company, Tree of Life Designs.