Beginning Spinning2 Session Class

Fairbanks Fiber Festival Class

Instructor:  Susan Willsrud

Dates of the class: Monday & Wednesday, October 10 & 12, 2022

Time of the class: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pioneer Park - Cabin 66 (Click on the link for accessibility information.)

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 Borrowing Option: Calypso has some spinning wheels (with bobbins) available for use during the class, and you can take the wheels and bobbins home with you to practice in between classes. They ask for a $100 deposit, which will be refunded at the end of class. Please email to reserve your wheel early to ensure availability!

Beginning SpinningCheck out the Fairbanks Fiber Festival website.

Note: Depending on Covid-19 case numbers at the time of the class, masks might be required. 

Maximum number of students: 5

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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