Caron and I are starting a beginner's spinning class in Simpsonville, SC (tentatively scheduled to begin next week on Tues and Thurs nights from 6pm until 8pm).
Our classes roughly follow Judith MacKenzie McCuin's book, "Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning". In class we'll begin by looking at (and fondling!) all kinds of fiber. Then each student will prep fiber with hand cards and/or a drumcarder and then spin the newly prepared fiber on a drop spindle. (Starting on a drop spindle is a GREAT way to learn about drafting fiber and the drafting zone!). Next, on to the spinning wheel! You will be making yarn in no time!!
Our classes are now being held in our new 'studio' at www.freehavenfarm.com in Simpsonville.
Join us! You'll have a blast!
PS. If you want more info or want to sign up, email us at
freehavenfarm (at) mac (dot) com
or call 864 862-4802
(If Caron is out tending to critters, mending fences and/or doing other 'farmer' stuff and you get 'the machine' please leave a message!)