xx-Sold Out-xx SP01 Start Spinning with Maggie Casey
Wednesday & Thursday, April 29 & 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Schoolhouse
History and fable are full of tales of spinning and its effect on the people who do it. If you have always wanted to spin, have taught yourself a little, or haven’t spun for a while, this seminar will be just what you need to gain confidence and skill. We will start with a beautiful fleece, learn to card, spin, ply, and set the twist. Then we will spin woolen and worsted yarns, some commercially prepared fibers, and discuss wheel maintenance. Skill level: Beginner. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: A spinning wheel in good working condition, lazy kate, 3 bobbins and the usual spinning tools, including hand cards.
Class Code: SP01 Class Fee: $220. Materials Fee: $25.
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 Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, Harrisville Designs, John C. Campbell Folk School, Yarn Fest, PLY Away, 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. She also has several Interweave DVDs.