Learn to Spin on a Wheel (Saturday, March 9th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
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Has learning to spin on a wheel been on your bucket list for too long? Now is the time to try it out in this introductory spinning class! You will learn how a spinning wheel works, what fiber to choose, how to get started, and then create your own yarn. Bring your own wheel and fiber or call the shop to arrange to use a wheel during class. No fiber? No problem -- purchase it at the shop prior to class. Instructor: Susan Lopez Skills Required: This class is for beginners, but previous experience with a drop spindle or drafting fiber is a plus. Skills Learned: Become familiar with basic spinning terms and equipment, identify the parts of a spinning wheel and how they work, use the treadles to start, stop, and change spinning direction, draft fiber, and use a spinning wheel to create your own yarn. One 3-hour session: Saturday, March 9th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Supplies Required: Spinning wheel*, fiber *If you don’t have a wheel, call the shop to arrange to use a spinning wheel.. Class Size: 6 students maximum, 2 students minimum. If the 2 student minimum is not met, Needles in the Haymarket can either refund the class or move the student to a class scheduled at a later date. This class is "mask optional".