Have you ever wondered how yarn is made or how a spinning wheel works? This class is for you! You will learn how to create a continuous yarn using a spinning wheel as well as fiber preparation. If you have a spinning wheel but need to refresh you spinning skills please join use too. Wheels will be available for use at
Learning Objective: how to create yarn, how to turn raw material into yarn
Learning Outcome: Learn how to use a spinning wheel
Supplies: Participant must bring these:
Notebook and pen
Cost: $45 MAC members/$55 Non-Members
Teacher: Betsy Wintermute
Betsy started her exploration of spinning at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX in 1981 in a wheel spinning class taught by Doris Glenn. By then end of the 6 week class she had purchased her first spinning wheel. In the years since Betsy has share spinning with both adults and children and has studied with spinners across the country including Rita Buchannan, Ed Franquemont and Joanne Ruane. She has expanded her knowledge to include a variety of forms of spindle spinning and how to spin a vast array of fibers from both animals and plants. The learning continues.