SP10 Popular Wheel Mechanics with Judith MacKenzie
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Bingo Hall
In this class, we’ll learn a little about the history of spinning wheels and how modern wheels developed. We’ll learn how to use the wheel to make a wide variety of both yarn diameters and yarn styles and how to set the wheel to ply efficiently. We’ll also learn some classic spinning tips and some fun tricks to get the most out of your wheel, and we’ll reward your wheel with treats like oil, a new drive band, and a bit of polish. All wheels, including e-wheels, are welcome. Proficiency Level: All levels. Bring to Class: Spinning wheel (treadle or e-wheel).
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $5.
Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The Intentional Spinner. She often writes for Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, Washington.