Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP

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    MODULE 1 - JANUARY 2021 - GET TO KNOW YOUR WHEEL

    • PRE-CHAPTER QUIZ - TEST YOUR BEGINNER SKILLS

    • Spinning should not hurt. See how to sit properly at your wheel

    • Proper foot position on the treadel(s)

    • What does grip strength have to do with spinning?

    • Intro to the spinning wheels pieces and parts

    • Parts of a FLYER-LEAD spinning wheel or scotch tension wheel

    • Parts of a BOBBIN-LEAD spinning wheel or Irish tension wheel

    • Up take or take up. Whatever you call it you need it

    • Treadling tricks and S & Z. Which way is which?

    • Managing drive bands on a single-drive wheel

    • Why does my drive band need to rest?

    • How to attach and thread the leader

    • Whorls, pullies and twists per inch (TPI). How to measure yours

    • Test your knowledge

    • What's my wheel?

    • GUEST SPEAKER - Jim Eichter master spindle maker/woodturner and owner of True Creations - About me

    • GUEST SPEAKER - Watch Jim Echter turn a Nostepinne

    • GUEST TEACHER - Cynthia Haney drop spindle teacher

    • RECORDED LIVE FACEBOOK VIDEO WITH MARY 1-5-21

    • SPINNING WHEEL SPOTLIGHT - The Kromski Sonata

    • Eszee Twist Tool and Yarn Planner 30% off for members

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    MODULE 2 -COMING SOON FEBRUARY 1st, 2021.

    • COMING SOON

    • What fiber might be good for a new spinner

    • Staple length and what it has to do with spinning

    • Fiber supply, drafting hand and drafting/pinch styles

    • Joins to leader and when spinning yarn

    • Managing combed top and pre-drafting

    • Spinning to the beat

    • TPI equation intro presentaiton

    • TPI and plyback

    • Backspin...why????

    • Kinky yarn

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    MODULE 3 - MARCH 2021 - PLY TECHNIQUES AND ANGLE OF TWIST AND HOW TO DETERMINE/CALCULATE YOUR FINAL PLIED YARN WEIGHT

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 4 - APRIL 2021 - WORSTED PREP, DRAFTING STYLES & SETTING WORSTED YARN

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 5 - MAY 2021 - WOOLEN PREP, DRAFTING STYLES & SETTING WOOLEN YARNS

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 6 - JUNE 2021 - SCOURING

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 7 - JULY 2021 - TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WOOL GRADES AND WHAT THE CRIMP HAS TO DO WITH THE TWIST. SPIN THIN TO BULKY

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 8 - AUGUST 2021 - DYEING! COLOR THEORY IS YOUR FRIEND

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 9 - SEPTEMBER 2021 - SPINNING ADVANCED YARNS - THICK 'N THIN, COILS, CABLES AND MORE!

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 10 - OCTOBER 2021 - SPINNING FOR PURPOSE - KNITTING YARN VS WEAVING YARN

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 11 - NOVEMBER 2021 - HOW TO SPLIT A BATT OR DYED COMBED TOP TO MAKE A VARIETY OF UNIQUE YARNS

    • COMING SOON

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    MODULE 12 - DECEMBER 2021 - TAKE YOUR STASH AND LEARN HOW TO COMBINE IT TO MAKE AMAZING PREPS AND YARNS - HOW TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

    • COMING SOON