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Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Can't find the yarn you want? Have really great fiber that needs to be transformed into yarn? Just curious about how a wheel works? Spinning your own yarn is the answer. First invented in the late 15th century, the spinning wheel still is an efficient tool for creating yarn. Modern wheels may look different, but the spinning mechanism has not changed in these 500 years. In this one day class we will concentrate on becoming friends with the wheel and training hands and mind to create the desired yarns for later projects. We will be using prepared roving provided by the instructor. There are wheels available if the student does not have access to one.  Let the school know if you need a wheel for class-- this is a great opportunity to try your hand at this fundamental fiber skill. Each day of the Spinning Series is a stand-alone one day course that will expose students of any level to a particular set of skills related to spinning. However, students are highly encouraged to enroll in 2 or 3 days for the fullest possible introduction to this engaging craft.


New! Sat, Feb 18, 2017 Course Full - Please call for wait list
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/07/17)

Course Details

Length in days:


$85.00 per student (Regular rate)
$75.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Beginner to Advanced

* The Feb 18, 2017 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event

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All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

Allen Holzhueter Allen Holzhueter

Allen has been knitting since the 1980s with an interest in multicolor knitting techniques. He has focused on the knitting traditions of Northern Europe and the British Isles, and has taught traditional Scandinavian, Fair Isle and Latvian projects using the multicolor technique. Allen has expanded on his fiber interests to include spinning his own knitting yarns on one of his several spinning wheels. Allen lives in Madison where he divides his time among knitting and spinning projects - and spoiling the family Greyhounds.

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Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Spinning Series: At the Wheel

Spinning Series: At the Wheel