In our 2-day* Hand Spinning Class, we discuss how to pick a good fleece, what characteristics make a good spinning fiber, and how to wash and prep the fiber for spinning. Hands-on activities include combing, prepping and spinning of the fiber.
At Tierra Wools, spinners learn on the Rio Grande Spinning Wheel, designed by Rachel Brown and her husband. This wheel is chosen mostly for the variety of weights of yarn you can spin on it, as well as the amount of yarn it is able to spin in a small amount of time, making it the most useful spinning wheel for local weavers or fiber artisans who use a variety of weights in large amounts.
*Our regularly scheduled Hand Spinning Classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday every week. If you would like to schedule a class during different weekdays or during the weekend, please contact us and we will work with you to schedule a class that accommodates your schedule.