E-Spinners: Something Old and Something New
About E-Spinners: Something Old and Something New with Judith MacKenzie
We humans have been spinning since the beginning of time. We’ve spun on our thigh, on sticks and stones, on Great Wheels, on treadle wheels. We even made complex machinery that spins without us! Just when you might think there could be nothing new under the sun, along come e-spinners. In a variety of shapes and forms, these powerful, portable spinning tools have opened up a whole new world for people on the go, people with injuries, people living in small spaces. In this workshop we’ll have a look at what is available in the marketplace and how to get the most out of your spinner. We’ll spin a variety of fibers and yarn types. We’ll make plied yarns and designer yarns. Student must have e-spinner!
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Working e-spinner, all of its parts, even the ones you’ve never used. Extra bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy kate. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit contains booklet and fiber. Materials kit will be an additional $25, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
Advanced beginner, intermediate and expert.
Single session on Tuesday, April 27, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The International Spinner. She often writes for Ply, Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, WA
How It Works
Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.