Instructor: Marcia Weinert

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $55, $10 for materials

Learn to make your very own, unique handspun yarn on a spinning wheel! We’ll play with several types of prepared wool while we discuss wheel maintenance, drafting, treadling, plying, and finishing techniques to make a balanced yarn. As time permits, we’ll touch on other fiber preparations, and non-wool fibers. No previous experience required. Warning: Spinning can be addictive!

Materials Supplied

$10 includes spinning fiber

Supplies to Bring

Any treadle-driven spinning wheel in good working condition, or use a class loaner; Please indicate whether you will need a loaner wheel by contacting Marcia at

Class Size

Minimum: 1, Maximum: 7

About the Instructor: Marcia Weinert

Marcia Weinert’s handspun skeins and knitwear designs have taken top honors at both the New York and Maryland Sheep and Wool Festivals. She teaches spinning, knitting, felting and crochet in many outlets across the eastern seaboard, including a 13-year-long program at the library where she works. Marcia (who is “Undeniably Loopy!”) has been addicted to turning fluff into stuff ever since sneaking her 9-year-old daughter’s spindle and fiber after their first class together, two decades ago!

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