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Lecture Series- Plan to Spin- Project Focused Spinning

Dates: July 25, 2022 - July 25, 2022

Cost per ticket: $45.00

About Class

Let’s be honest with ourselves, sometimes we get a little carried away when a pretty thing is displayed in front of us. Acting on impulse with the notion, “I’ll find something to do with you later” we purchase and later realized that there are roadblocks in front of us. This 2-hour lecture is designed to change a spinner’s perspective about how we make yarn and purchase materials. We will discuss how to plan a spinning project with the final piece in mind to guide the decision-making process. From choosing a pattern and determining how much yardage one needs to complete the project to choosing the most appropriate fibers. We will discuss tips and tricks to create consistency in your thread from one bobbin to the next for larger projects, color usage and any unknowns you may not think to consider. If you have a project already in mind, please feel free to share during our Q&A time as many of the participants can learn much living vicariously through your planning process.

This is a 2 hour online lecture starting at 6:00PM.

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All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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This class's instructor

Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.


This class's instructor

Sara Bixler

Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving.