Christine Thomas-Flitcroft instructs this 2-day beginning spinning workshop. Students will learn the basics of spinning yarn using a spinning wheel. Students will create a single and a 2-ply yarn.Workshop includes spinning wheel maintenance, as well as selecting and preparing wool for spinning using different types of equipment. Students may borrow a wheel if necessary. All fiber is provided in workshop. Minimum age 18. Maximum class size is 8.
About the Instructor:
Christine Thomas-Flitcroft has been spinning and weaving for about forty years. She is a student of the textile arts. She studied weaving at the University of Idaho and wool and sheep production at both the University of Idaho and Montana State University. Chris owns Aurora Colony FiberArts. She maintains a small flock of Border Leicester sheep on her family farm in Aurora, Oregon. She specializes in selling a multitude of fibers for spinning, felting and related fiber arts. She is interested in antique spinning wheels, teaches spinning workshops and weaves tapestry on a Navajo style loom.
Christine’s Aurora Colony Handspinners website is: https://auroracolonyhandspinners.com/