xx-Sold Out-xx SP21 Twist with Maggie Casey
Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Howard County Farm Heritage Museum – Schoolhouse
Yarn needs twist, without it we would just have fluff. The question is how much do we need and how much do we want? It depends! It all depends on how you are going to use your yarn; sock yarn needs more twist than yarn for a lace shawl. In this class we will practice controlling the amount of twist that goes into yarn so you can make the most appropriate yarn for your project. We will spin several different fibers to see that twist is not a one size fits all proposition. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 15. Students should bring: A spinning wheel in good working condition, a lazy kate, 3 bobbins and the usual spinning tools.
Class Code: SP21 Class Fee: $55. The class fee for this seminar includes admission to the Festival for the day. Materials Fee: $15.
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.