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17175 Bodega Hwy #4
Bodega, CA, 94923
United States

hand ∙ made is a collaborative space for arts & natural materials.  hand ∙ made strives to support the diverse interests of artists, agriculturalists, teachers, innovators, and naturalists.  The studio serves as a space for teaching, learning, community gatherings, and is the outlet for Full Circle Wool.  We are located in West Sonoma County, California.

Learn to Spin Yarn

Classes & Workshops

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Learn to Spin Yarn

A class covering the basics of how to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  Intro to Spinning Wheel is a prerequisite! Please see the class schedule, and take Intro to Spinning before signing up for this one!  In this series we go more in depth into the practice of spinning, drafting, plying, and finishing yarn.  Class limit: 6, please sign up in advance.  Taught by Marie Hoff.

In this class series we’ll cover: 

  • pre-drafting, drafting & spinning
  • tensioning
  • basics of wool classing & breeds
  • carding
  • gauges of yarn & how to spin them
  • long draw basics & speed spinning
  • washing & finishing
  • skeining
  • body care & stretching
  • troubleshooting

If you have a wheel or drop spindle already, bring it!  If not yet, you’ll learn here on ours (a single treadle Lendrum).  Drop spindles will be available for sale for a special student discount rate.  Roving or batting is also available for sale if you do not already have some to bring with you. 

Cost: $35 for a single class, or $100 for a set of 4 classes

Email info@hand-made-studio.org for more info and to sign up!

Earlier Event: May 7
Wet-Felting Basics