Spinning April 2018

There are two classes being taught this term by Isabella Hodge  Spinning:  Beginners  –   Mondays 9.30 – 11.30

Intermediate:  Colour and Texture  –  Wednesdays  7 – 9 pm

Isabella is a member of the Haddington Spinners and Weavers Group and has extensive knowledge of spinning and sewing and all things textile.

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Spinning:  Beginners  –   Mondays 9.30 – 11.30

This class is aimed at people who have not tried spinning before, or who are just beginning.
 The class will start with learning the basics of spinning using a drop spindle and wool fibre to make a yarn suitable for knitting or weaving. Next the class will move on to using a spinning wheel and learn how to set up the wheel, spin on it and ply to make finished yarns. The course will also cover the use of different fibres and fibre preparation techniques using both fleece and commercial fibres, yarn finishing and how to spin a variety of different yarns.
 Both fleece and commercial fibres will be used on the course, please advise me in advance of any allergies. We will also be handling unwashed fibre on occasion, please advise me if there is any reason (low immune system, pregnancy etc) you cannot do this and substitutes will be provided.
Materials for the course will be provided at a cost of £15 per term (payable to tutor on first night) including a drop spindle and all fibres required for classes . Spinning wheels and other necessary equipment will  be available for use during classes. You are welcome to bring your own wheel to class if you wish but it must be in good working condition, advice on this is available.

The class will run over 20 hours, 10 x 2hrs.

Intermediate:  Colour and Texture  –  Wednesdays  7 – 9 pm

This class is aimed at people who know the basics of using a spinning wheel and who can already spin a single and ply a yarn. It can be taken as a stand alone class or as a progression from the Spinners: Beginners class and/or Spinning :Intermediates – Improve your Technique class.
The class will start with reviewing the basics of creating a skein of yarn. We will then move on to the use of colour and colour blending in spinning, using a colour wheel, a wide variety of fibres and a variety of fibre preparation tools to give you the colour effects you want in your yarns, We will also learn a range of simple spinning and plying techniques which will add texture and interest to your yarns. Combining colour blending with techniques that add texture will give an amazing range of beautiful, unique yarns for use in your textile projects
Both fleece and commercial fibres will be used on the course, please advise me in advance of any allergies. We will also be handling unwashed fibre on occasion, please advise me if there is any reason (low immune system, pregnancy etc) you cannot do this and substitutes will be provided.
Materials for the course will be provided at a cost of £15 per term (payable to tutor on first night) to cover all fibres required for classes . Spinning wheels and other necessary equipment will  be available for use during classes. You are encouraged to bring your own wheel to class if you have one but it must be in good working condition, advice on this is available.
The class will run over 20 hours, 10 x 2hrs.

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To join one of these classes please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website

Enrolment for Term 3 will open on 21st March