Monday, January 31, 2011

Yarnside Gathering

I promise, I am not moving to Pensacola.  But I sure do like to visit there ever chance I can get!  This trip to the Panhandle of Florida will find me at a LYS (Local Yarn Shop) teaching classes.  The shop is Yarnside Gathering and it is located at 3480 Barrancas Ave in Pensacola Florida.

Here is the schedule for those interested.....

February 23rd
Beginning Drop Spinning......
Cost $20  Materials $20 
Details:  Learn to spin your own yarn using an inexpensive drop spindle.  Material fee includes drop spindle and fiber.  

February 24th
Beginning Spinning......
Cost: $30  Materials: varies
Details:  Learn to spin yarn using a spinning wheel.  You will learn fiber prep basics, spinning and plying.  Material fee will vary depending upon amount and type of fiber purchased to use.  You may bring your own wheel or use a demo wheel.

February 26th
Advanced Art Yarn Spinning....
Cost: $40  Materials: See Details.
Details:  For those who know and are comfortable with the basics of spinning a plied yarn.  You will learn the art of constructing Art yarns such as core spun, tail spun, coils, hives, 3-ply navaho and thick-n-thin.  Materials needed:  a spinning wheel, bobbin of pre-spun singles, darning needle, bobbins, fiber, & things you would like to spin into your yarn (beads, fabric, sequins, wool locks, batts, etc).   Fiber will be available for purchase and you are welcome to bring your own.  If you previously took the Beginning Spinning class, please ask instructor;)  Several spinning wheels will be available for use. 
A few of my art yarns as a teaser.....

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Wonderful opportunities-the weather will be warmer, too!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)