So here it is. A shortened version of the current Newsletter. If you aren’t on the list and would like to be just got to the Spinning Loft Homepage and scroll down a little. There’s a spot to put in your email address. I’m pretty sure there’s also a little coupon for signing up too.

The formatting could be a little screwy – sorry for that.

Spinning Loft ltd
Spinning Loft ltd Newsletter
ALWAYS a Fiber Festival

January 2010

Classes!!!!
Beginning Spinning – 4 weeks
$80 – includes materials
01/14/2010 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
01/21/2010 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
01/28/2010 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
02/04/2010 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

In this class we will learn the basics of spinning. Students are welcome to use wheels or spindles. We will cover drafting, wheel mechanics, basic plying, learn the differences between woolen and worsted and try a bunch of fibers to see what you love.

This is always a fun class. And it is a relaxed way to learn and build your skills quickly.
Spinning fiber will be provided during class. Home practice fiber is not included. Minimum of 2 students.

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving – 2 weeks
$80 – Plus Materials
01/16/2010 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
10/23/2019 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Learn to plan, direct warp and weave a plain weave scarf or table runner on your rigid heddle loom. You will do this project from warping to finishing and have a lovely usable item at the end along with a lovely new relationship with your loom.

Class meets 2 times. January 16 and 23rd.
Materials are not included in the class fee.


Ply, Ply, Ply
Beth
$30 –
02/13/2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

You’ve got the 2 ply down and would like to expand your plying arsenal. Let’s try 3 or more ply, Andean, and Navajo. We will look at the benefits and uses for each method.

Please come to class with 3 bobbins partially full as well as one empty bobbin.

Minimum 2 Students

Drafting Methods
Beth
$45 – includes materials
02/25/2010 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lets look at a wide range of drafting methods and talk about why and how to use each one. Having three or four methods to choose from can change your spinning life and help you get to the yarn you want.
Minimum 2 Students


Beginning Spinning

Beth
$80 – includes materials
02/27/2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
03/06/2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
03/20/2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this class we will learn the basics of spinning. Students are welcome to use wheels or spindles. We will cover drafting, wheel mechanics, basic plying, learn the differences between woolen and worsted and try a bunch of fibers to see what you love.

This is always a fun class. And it is a relaxed way to learn and build your skills quickly.
Spinning fiber will be provided during class. Home practice fiber is not included. Minimum of 2 students.

Weave a Kimono Jacket
Gisela Bosch
$240 – Plus Materials
01/30/2010 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
03/12/2010 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
03/13/2010 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The goal is to come out with a jacket made with handwoven fabric and to learn how to make other garments using handwoven fabric.

We will be spending the first day, Jan 30, with planning the garment, the warp and the threading. You should leave that day with the dimensions for your warp, color placement ideas and your yarn ordered.

We will be working with Cotton that Beth will order for us. You then have six weeks to weave and finish your fabric.

Then on March 12th and 13th we will get together and actually finish the jackets. You may have some embellishments to do at home it depends on what you want.

We have had a lot of interest with this class and I hope you can join
us.

Out of Town
Here’s the preliminary list of who will be flying in this year:

March
Sara Lamb

June
Maggie Casey

August
Galina Khmeleva

November
Deb Robson

Watch this newsletter for big details in the next week or two.
Currently we are also working on scheduling Denny McMillan, Abby Franquemont, Amy King and Micheal Cook.

It’s going to be a busy year!

So come in to the shop or shop online and mark your calendars for some great fiber stuff this year.
Sincerely,


Beth Smith
Spinning Loft ltd
517-540-1344

Save Up to 20% New for 2010. A Bulk Buy Program.
So here’s how it works. There are three discount levels. Purchase your discount level and spend your credit throughout the year.

Spend $300 plus tax and get $375 worth of Fiber
Spend $212.50 plus tax and get $250 worth of Fiber
Spend $112.50 plus tax and get $125 worth of Fiber

You do not have to spend your credit right away. We will keep track for you.
All Spinning Fiber and Yarn does qualify!

This offer is not good on sale merchandise, tools or equipment.

Even if you are an Online Customer you can do this with us. Just email or call and we will ship your order right out!

Call or email if you’d like more details.

Offer Expires: 12 Months from Purchase

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