Interested in learning more about the mysteries that seem to surround spinning? First, we'll learn about sheep and visit at least one farm. Then we'll concentrate on fleece and how to card it for efficient use and interesting designs. Spinning instructions include the hand spindle and progresses to the spinning wheel. We will concentrate on how and why things work, so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art. Please provide your own spinning wheel if you can; otherwise a variety of spinning wheels will be available for use. There will be a materials fee of $65 to cover fibers and misc. tools.
Kate Martinson is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she taught art education and fiber arts classes. Kate is very active in professional and artistic endeavors at the local, state, and national levels. She has taught spinning and other textile-related classes throughout the United States and in Norway at Rauland Academy. She has introduced nålbinding to many American fiber artists.