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Spinning: The Wheel Goes Round

Instructor: Sylvia De Mar

Students learn the fundamentals of spinning: drafting, spinning, and finishing both single and 2-ply yarns using a spinning wheel. Instruction includes how to choose the right wheel, use of handcards and the drum carder, spinning wheel maintenance, how to measure the yards spun, and how to gauge the grist of yarn. Participants may use a school wheel or bring their own. Some open studio time is available for practice. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

The fiber studio provides large workspaces with an assortment of floor looms, table looms, spinning wheels, dyeing facilities, silk steamer and an extensive fiber library. Open studio is available to Art League members and students for a nominal fee. Our floor loom rental fees include open studio time.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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