The Farms: Learn to Spin Yarn

Experience Level: Beginner

Learn the basic mechanics of using a spinning wheel to make your own yarn at Learn to Spin Yarn on Mondays, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 or Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. in The Studio. (Each date covers the same material.)

After a brief introduction from instructor Stephanie Block, students will have time for hands-on spinning practice and the opportunity to spin alpaca fiber into yarn using Ashford scotch tension Traditional or Traveler wheels. Discussion of fiber production and preparation methods will also be included.

$100/person. Register three days before each workshop. All sales are final.

Registration links:
Sept. 9
Oct. 7
Nov. 4
Dec. 2

Learn more about the space where your course will take place here. If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Olivia Bunting at owarren@illinois.edu.

About the instructor

Stephanie Block is the co-owner of Sundrop Alpacas near Bement. She has been producing popular yarn from her own alpacas for more than eight years. Stephanie’s spinning style is self-taught, and she is continuously learning so that she can share that knowledge with others.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, health & wellness, history, nature & outdoor education, or science. All experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete Fall Session schedule here.

Date

Sep 09 2024

Time

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 09 2024
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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