Fairbanks Fiber Festival Class

Instructor:  Susan Willsrud

Dates of the class: Tuesday & Thursday, October 8 & 10, 2019

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm both days

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 - Front Room

Learn how to create your own yarn! No previous experience is necessary.

These classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel. The classes will cover an overview of how the spinning wheel works, preparing fiber for spinning, how to spin a continuous yarn and how to create a 2-ply yarn.  Students will develop the foundation of experience needed to go on to become a versatile spinner.

Students Should Bring: A functional spinning wheel and 3 bobbins (minimum).

Wheel Rental Option: Calypso has spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for rental during the class. Rental cost is $20. Students will need to provide a valid credit card number as a deposit for the wheel. Please reserve your wheel early to insure availability by emailing Susan at  

Check out the Fairbanks Fiber Festival website.

Maximum number of students: 8

Minimum number of students: 4

Age range: 18 and up

Prerequisites:  none

Cost: $64

Materials fee: $25 (this will cover the cost of a selection of wool for spinning – students who have their own wool to spin can skip the materials fee)

Contact: Susan Willsrud:

Pre-registration: This class is pre-registration only. Please register by 2 days before the class begins. Registration will be closed after this time.




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