Handspinning from Sheep to Yarn

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Handspinning from Sheep to Yarn

September 28-October 1, 2018 with Kate Martinson

Level of Instruction
All levels, especially beginners and rusty or frustrated spinners.
$270.00 Members
$320.00 Non-members

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.

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About the Instructor

Kate Martinson
Kate Martinson
Kate Martinson

Kate Martinson is Professor Emerita of Art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She received her B.A. from St. Lawrence University, followed by a M.F.A. at University of Alabama. She began her teaching career at Luther in 1977 and taught classes in weaving, bookmaking, and art education. Kate is an enthusiastic supporter of Vesterheim. She has served on the Vesterheim Board of Trustees and has been a Board officer. She has taught spinning and other textile-related classes throughout the United States and in Norway at Rauland Academy. Kate is known for introducing nålbinding to many American fiber artists.