Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Classes

Its a little late, but finally I've got the class schedule out for October! Hurry and sign up for these classes- several start next week! As always, full details are on my classes page

Wed 10/12, 10/26: Drop Spindle Spinning- Have you ever wanted to spin your own yarn without purchasing all the expensive equipment? Here it is. Jen will provide you with two 2 hour classes. The cost is $80 including supplies (drop spindle and 4oz Shetland wool). You will go home with a great skill and an original skein of yarn! We will begin with staple length, drafting, spinning with the spindle supported, and gradually put it all together. While you practice, we'll talk about technique and different types of preparation. In the second class, we'll ply your singles and talk about "normal" and "navajo" plying. We'll also talk about different sheep breeds and other types of fiber, and the benefits of different types of spinning and plying. After you finish plying, you will wash your skein and take it home! You can also sign up for just one class, and if you already have a spindle and fiber, you can pay less without supplies.

Wed 10/5: Washcloth/Loofah Holiday Gift Class- Want a quick gift for everyone on your list this year? Make a circular washcloth with a scalloped edge using cotton yarn. If you prefer a loofah, you can cinch the circle closed around a bar of soap. Pair this with a bar of fancy soap for a quick gift that will give the most luxurious shower experience!

Tues 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25: Cable Scarf- Want to learn how to do all those fancy Aran cables? Fear not, this class will take you gradually from simple cables on up until you're ready to take on the most complex designs. In the process you'll make a unique and intricate scarf, which is a perfect holiday gift!

Wed 10/19: Surprise Class!- Details of this class will be posted once everything is confirmed. Rest assured, its one that's been requested repeatedly and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Eileen offers a number of other classes as well, please visit her website to see the rest of her options! All classes are pre-registration and pre-pay. Refunds will be given if classes are cancelled due to low participation. Each class has a minimum of 3 and max of 8. Please register as early as possible so that we can prepare for each student. Call 781-320-9276 or to register.

I also offer private lessons, both at Sheep Skate in Dedham, and in Cambridge. Please email me if you want to set something up!

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