JC14 Teach Your Old Wheel Some New Tricks with Maggie Casey

IT IS ALWAYS THE WHEEL, not the spinner (well, maybe not always, but a lot of the time). Sometimes just the smallest adjustment to your wheel can make a world of difference. Because spinning wheels, like people, need a little TLC, we will start the session by cleaning and oiling and adjusting our wheels. When the wheels are tuned up and happy, we will play some tricks with them to make them more responsive.  Sometimes all it takes is a new drive band or an adjustment here or there to let your wheel do things you didn’t know it could do. Proficiency Level: Beginning spinning skills required. Bring to Class: Spinning wheel and all its parts.

Class fee: $50.
Materials fee (payable to the instructor at the start of class): $10.

This class is being held in the Schoolhouse at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum. This location is NOT at the Fairgrounds. It is directly across the street from the fairgrounds and the rooms for the classes are about a mile back from the street. Plan on driving all the way back to the classroom location. There will be signs directing you. Please plan accordingly for rooms without electricity. There are restrooms with hot and cold water within a reasonable distance from the classrooms. You may want to dress warmly if it is a cold day as the buildings do not have heat. Please leave enough time to get to this location so you can get to class on time and not disturb classes in progress. 

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, the Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 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, Big and Lofty Yarns, and Pre-Drafting for Spinning.

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