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Feb 1

The Wheel and the Wool – Learn to Spin!

February 1, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 1, 2022

Learn how a spinning wheel can transform wool into useful yarn.

Class 1 – 1/18/2022 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wheel – parts, mechanics, care, use

Wool – structure, qualities, breeds

Class 2 –  1/25/2022 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Use your lessons from class one to learn how to spin yarn!

Class 3 – 2/1/2022   6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

After practicing at home, come back, ask questions. Then we will learn how to ply singles.


This series will teach you:

  wheel + wool = yarn to

  wheel + wool + drafting technique = a specific type of yarn


We will cover in this class: Drafting techniques – short forward, short backward, spinning from the fold, and long draw.

Other techniques you will learn include:  joining new fiber to singles, z twist vs. s twist, and plying singles into a 2 ply yarn.

By the end of this series of classes you will be comfortable with at least one drafting technique and be aware that there are more than one drafting technique, that wheel + wool + drafting technique = a specific type of yarn!

Equipment needed: spinning wheel and fiber.  The Guild will  provide fiber for the first class. Wheels will be available for rent from the Guild for a nominal fee.

$150.00 Members fee for all three classes,

$200.00 Non-members fee for all 3 classes

$75.00 per class if taken individually

Wheel and the Wool - Learn to Spin

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February 1, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Guild House
3705 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127 United States
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