About Twist with Maggie Casey
Yarn needs twist, without it we would just have fluff. The question is how much do we need and how much do we want? It depends! It all depends on how you are going to use your yarn; sock yarn needs more twist than yarn for a lace shawl. In this class we will practice controlling the amount of twist that goes into yarn so you can make the most appropriate yarn for your project. We will spin several different fibers to see that twist is not a one size fits all proposition.
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
A spinning wheel in good working condition, a lazy kate, four bobbins, and the usual spinning tools. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit will include fiber, handouts, and cards for samples. Materials kit will be an additional $20 + shipping, 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.
Beginning spinning skills required; students should be able to spin a continuous yarn and be comfortable with their wheel.
Single session on Wednesday, April 28, at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT | 17:00 UTC.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Maggie Casey has been addicted to spinning since the last century and while some people are proud of their wine cellars, she much prefers her fleece basement. She was co-owner of Shuttles Spindles & Skeins until it closed in 2020. Besides teaching spinning at Shuttles, she also teaches at the Estes Park Wool Market, Harrisville Designs, John C. Campbell Folk School, Maryland Sheep & Wool, PlyAway and SOAR. She holds Part 1 of the Handweavers Guild of America’s Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning and is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn and several Long Thread downloads.
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.