with Isabella Hodge,
Wednesday 7pm-9pm, 1st Floor Poldrate Mill, Haddington
This class is aimed at people who have not tried spinning before, or who are just beginning.The class will start with learning the basics of spinning using a drop spindle and wool fibre to make a yarn suitable for knitting or weaving. Next the class will move on to using a spinning wheel and learn how to set up the wheel, spin on it and ply to make finished yarns. The course will also cover the use of different fibres and fibre preparation techniques using both fleece and commercial fibres, yarn finishing and how to spin a variety of different yarns.
Materials for the course will be provided at a cost of £15 per term (payable to tutor on first night) including a drop spindle and all fibres required for classes . Spinning wheels and other necessary equipment will be available for use during classes. You are encouraged to bring your own wheel to class but it must be in good working condition, advice on this is available.
Both fleece and commercial fibres will be used on the course, please advise me in advance of any allergies. We will also be handling unwashed fibre on occasion, please advise me if there is any reason (low immune system, pregnancy) you cannot do this.
The class will run over 20 hours, 10 x 2hrs.
The class will be held every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm, in the Crichton Hall on the first floor of the Mill building.