JC14 Break Out of Your Spinning Rut
with Maggie Casey
Do you want to spin yarns of different sizes, from fine and lacy to big and lofty? How about yarns that are smooth and strong or light and fluffy. You can--it just takes a little practice, some wheel tweaking and the appropriate fiber preparation! Skill Level: Ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn. Students should bring: Spinning wheel and all its parts; 4 bobbins, lazy kate and usual spinning tools.
About the instructor: Maggie Casey is co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s COE in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, SOAR, the Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. Her DVDs include: Start Spinning, Getting Started on a Drop Spindle and Big and Lofty Yarns.