Mon 7/27/2020, 9:00 AM to Thu 7/30/2020, 4:00 PM
Take your spinning skills to a whole new level! Is it time to fine-tune your spinning skills? If so, this class will help polish your techniques and build confidence. After tuning up our wheels, we will spin a variety of wools and other fibers from silk to cotton. Different drafting techniques from woolen to worsted (and some in-betweens) will be covered, as well as consistency in size and twist. After sampling some finishing techniques, we will work on planning a project and designing the yarn for it. You will take home a variety of samples and lots of ideas on how to use your beautiful handspun. Maggie has infinite knowledge of the art of spinning and shares all of it, along with many tricks, in this wonderful workshop.
Skill level: Beginning skills. Students should be able to spin a continuous yarn.
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.