Beginning Spinning Workshop in Hayward September 28

Beginning Spinning Workshop in Hayward September 28

You already love yarn, so why not try making your own? In this class you will learn how to spin on a drop spindle using the park and draft method, with lots of tips and tricks for spinning a sturdy single. We will discuss hassle-free plying, and how to finish your new yarn. All tools and materials are included in the registration fee.

This workshop will take place at Aranea Craft Studio, 943 C Street in Hayward, CA.

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

A Note on Pricing: There is a sliding scale for low-income makers, on the honor system.

Materials Provided: 1oz each undyed and dyed wool roving plus a top-whorl drop spindle. If you have a spindle and fiber you'd like to use, please email a description and photo to verify they are appropriate for the class.

Teacher Background: Kira Dulaney has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 2002. As a teacher, her focus is on providing valuable information in a stress-free environment, and supporting students through the learning process. She is also the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits featuring clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. Kira has taught at Estes Park Wool Market, Interweave Yarn Fest, Lambtown Festival, the Natural Fiber Fair, Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Red Alder Fiber Arts Retreat, Stitches events, and TNNA, as well as numerous guilds and yarn shops.

Cancellation Policy: If the organizer cancels for any reason, students will be offered a choice of transferring to another workshop or receiving a full refund. If a student cancels with at least 72 hours notice, they can choose to receive an 80% refund or transfer to another class at the same location.