I’m terrible with the photography. I forget to take pictures of what’s going on because I am focused. Not a bad thing to be a teacher or participant and be focused but it puts a crimp in the blogging.

There has been a ton of spinning and knitting and weaving and writing going on around here though.

In February we had a 2 day class that I call “Spinning for Lace” although I’m considering to changing the name to something like “Spinning a Fine Yarn: Hints and Tips” I think it’s a great class for every spinner but I think the current title puts people off if they aren’t a knitter of lace. The class’s focus is really on spinning more consistently, adjusting your wheel for more comfortable spinning, and trying new things. All mixed in there we work on spinning fine yarns.

 

The class we did in the shop was a 2 day class. I can get very detailed in the two day class. I am teaching the one day version of this class at several places this year if this sounds like something you want to work on.

Actually, here is the entire current class schedule of where I am teaching for this coming year:

April 27-29 Stringtopia, Lebanon, OH
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Breeds Study
Spinning For Lace
For the Love of Longwools
Drafting Methods

May 18-20 Carolina Fiber Fest, Raleigh North Carolina

Breeds Study
12 breeds
Spinning Lace
6 hour…
Drafting Methods
Plying

August 15-19
Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan Michigan

Breed Study W all day
Spinning Lace T all day
Love of Longwool F AM
Drafting Methods F PM
Plying S AM
Fiber Prep Woolen S PM
Fiber Prep Worsted Sun AM

October 18-21
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, Rhinebeck New York

Spinning for Lace
Breed Study
How to buy a Fleece
For the love of Longwool
Drafting Methods
Plying Methods

This is the current list.

On top of these classes that I’m teaching, the Spinning Loft is hosting a wide range of very talented teachers this year with openings still available.

The next great teacher to come will be Kathryn Alexander. Kathryn sells out every where she teaches. We will be playing for two days with energized singles. The things you will learn in this class will help you in many ways in your every day spinning and may even inspire you to try new things.

We are also carrying her great kits right now!

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