Have you been reading our newsletter?
If not we announced a Wheel Spinning Workshop this October and if you are interested there are a few places left. If you ever wanted to learn to spin on a spinning wheel here is your chance:
The Important Information:
When: Saturday October 7th 10am – 2pm
Where: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
(Bus stop directly outside, 10 mins from the train station, near the motorway. More details on https://www.riverbank.ie/our-location/)
Cost: Members €50, Non Members €60
This will be a true beginners class with a bit of history. Topics will include:
- Meet your wheel: the pieces and what they do.
- 3 spinning techniques: long-draw, short-draw, and spinning from the fold.
- Discussion of kinds of fiber (Though we will only spin with wool, there will be a folder with all kinds of fiber to explain the differences.)
- Plying on your wheel.
- Balancing and finishing your skein.
Wool fiber for spinning will be provided. Please let us know if you will bring your own wheel or will need to borrow/rent one.
How To Book:
You can book by emailing helloATweavespindye.ie.
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Any questions just pop them in the comments!
A huge thank you to everyone who came out on Spin in Public Day last Saturday I believe lots of groups around the country had chats, giggles and some fiber related fun throughout the day. You can see some images of the day on our Twitter Feed here.
Greetings! I am a spinner and a weaver too, here in the Midwestern United States. I also did some spinning on Spin In Public Day this past Saturday. I helped out my friend Sue Olsen in her yarny store Sue’s Soft Stuff, who spins, weaves, knits and crochets. I was able to teach children how to card, and talk all about how a spinning wheel works. The adults and children were all fascinated and we all had a very good time!