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Intermediate Spinning

Gain a better understanding of fiber preparation, spinning and plying. We will explore the differences between worsted and woolen spun yarns, show you how to better card and comb your fibers using …

Beginning Spinning

Our beginning class covers all the basics to get you started. Learn about different types of wools and their uses for different styles of yarn, the process of washing raw wool, how to prepare worst…

Dyeing to Spin

The nice thing about fiber arts is there is no correct chronological order that dictates one step needing to precede another. There is no rule to say you must begin with a natural colored fleece, s…

Spinning Novelty Yarns

Have you ever wondered how to spin those wonderful yarns that have interesting textures and visual appeal? This workshop will take you beyond the typical yarn. Students will learn how to spin sever…

No Fear Cotton Spinning

You will thank Joan Ruane for teaching you how to properly spin and yes, enjoy spinning cotton. Spinning cotton yarn can be enjoyable once you have learned the tricks of the trade. You will also le…

Spinning Flax Hemp and Bamboo

Special note: Tom will not be offering this year due to lack of supply. No fret, we will be offering a similar course with Joan Ruane, AZ in the fall spinning cotton and hemp fibers!

Beginning Blending Board

Class Description: In this class, students will learn basic techniques and use of a blending board from its designers. The class will not only demonstrate the versatility of the blending board - bl…

Exploration and Adventures with the Drum Carder

Drum carders are a mystery to the average fiber artist: fiber is fed into the carder, ends up on the big drum, and something magical happens in between. One Day One: ‘Exploring the Drum Carder’…