Spinning Retreat

SPINNING RETREAT March 9-10-11 2018
Here is the update and time schedule for Sarahs classes:
Comfort Inn and suites Deforest Wisconsin $89.
608 846 9100
Sponsored by Susan fiber shop phone 608 575 1470.
Sarah Anderson Class SCHEDULE
Friday 1-4 March 9, 2018 friday pm 2-5. 
$60 each class.
Success in Plying (3 hours)

We spend so much of our time spinning singles that plying the yarn can wind up being thought of as just a necessary nuisance. Plying, in reality is a very important part of making yarn. With plying comes balance and the opportunity to create different types of yarn from the same singles. Also, a good job of plying does justice to your beautifully spun singles.

In this class we’ll discuss twist (active, dormant and balanced) and how the amount of twist in your singles and plied yarn affect the yarn’s hand and function. We’ll practice strategies for plying that will bring you understanding and success.

Student level: Students should be comfortable with their wheel or MiniSpinner and able to spin a continuous singles (successfully get a thread onto the bobbin).

Bring to class: Spinning wheel in working condition, lazy kate and 4 bobbins. Optional - scissors, note taking materials, labels for sample skeins, chocolate (always a good idea) and anything else you think you may need or want.

Homework: In the week or two before class, spend a little time every day spinning with the wheel you plan to use in class. It will warm you up (and you will also work out any glitches with the wheel).

Saturday 9am -12pm March 10 2018
$60

Spinning Soft Core Yarns (3 hours)

Fluffy and light, soft core yarns are delicious. In this class you'll learn the basics of spinning soft core yarn with top, locks and batts. These yarns can remain a singles or be plied but no matter what you do with them, they are lovely and warm.

Students should be able to spin a continuous thread.

Supplies that students should bring: Spinning wheel in working order, lap cloth, lazy kate and 3 bobbins. Woolie Winders sometimes act up with these yarns so you may want to bring your manual or jumbo flyer if you have one. Optional - scissors, note taking materials, labels for sample skeins, chocolate (always a good idea) and anything else you think you may need or want.

Saturday 1am-4:30pm March 10 2018

Spinning Boucle Yarns (3 hours)
$60

The word boucle comes from the French boucler, which means “to buckle, curl, or bulge.” With a core, looping ply, and binder, the boucle technique offers a multitude of variations. In this class, you’ll learn the basic steps in making a classic boucle along with some interesting variations.

Student level: Students should be comfortable with their wheel and able to spin a continuous singles (successfully get a thread onto the bobbin).

Bring to class: Spinning wheel in working condition, lazy kate and 3 bobbins. Optional - scissors, note taking materials, labels for sample skeins, chocolate (optional but always a good idea) and anything else you think you may need or want.

Homework: In the week or two before class, spend a little time every day spinning with the wheel you plan to use in class. It will warm you up (and you will also work out any glitches with the wheel).

Sunday 10am-1pm March 11, 2018.
Spinning Beehives, Cocoons and Variations (3 hours)
$60.

In this 3 hour class you will not only learn to add fun elements like Beehives and Cocoons on a singles yarn. You will also learn techniques for making more consistent and fatter singles. Even if you don’t choose to use many of these yarns in your projects, the process of making them will help you to develop better hand-eye coordination and improve your control in all of your spinning.

Student level: Students should be comfortable with their wheel and able to spin a continuous singles (successfully get a thread onto the bobbin).

Bring to class: Spinning wheel in working order, lazy kate and 2 bobbins. You will want large whorls for slow spinning and if you have a choice of wheels choose the one with the largest orifice. Woolie Winders sometimes act up with these yarns so you may want to bring your manual or jumbo flyer if you have one. Optional - scissors, note taking materials, labels for sample skeins, chocolate (always a good idea) and anything else you think you may need or want.
ABOUT SARAH

Sarah Anderson learned to knit at a very young age and has been hooked on the fiber crafts ever since. She taught herself to spin at 13, but it was not until 1992 that she became serious about her spinning. She developed a new technique she calls “wrap and roll,” which won her a cover on Spin Off magazine in 2008. She has taught at the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR), contributed knit designs to All New Homespun and Handknit, and teaches at many venues. She lives near Snohomish, Washington.

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Join us you will have fun.
Just come to the retreat you do not have to sign up ahead. Plenty of room.
Spinning Retreat 2019:
March 1-2-3 2019
Deforest Comfort Inn and suites 608-846-9100
Jillian Moreno  Guest instructor!