Spinning Longdraw on a Wheel (Saturday, March 16th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
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Spinning woolen style, or longdraw, creates warm, lofty, soft yarn in less time than it takes to spin worsted style. If you have been curious about learning this new skill, here is the class you’ve been waiting for. You will learn to easily transition from worsted to woolen-style spinning in no time! Bring your own wheel and fiber to class 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: Be able to draft and spin fiber into a continuous thread on a wheel. Skills Learned: Transition from short-forward draw to short-backward draw, use cards to make a rolag for spinning longdraw, draft fiber (commercial roving and top) using the supported longdraw technique, and learn to double-draft for spinning consistent woolen spun yarn. One 3-hour session: Saturday, March 16th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Supplies Required: Spinning wheel*, at least 1 ounce of easy to spin fiber. *If you don’t have a wheel you can bring to class, 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".