Tuesday, January 29th

Exploration of Textiles: Spinning Wool into Yarn

Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm


Handspindles have been used to spin yarn for thousands of years. Join the ranks of our ancestors and learn to spin and ply yarn on a handspindle, then transfer your newly learned skills to a spinning wheel. Learn about the many yarn variations and types of projects a particular style can best be used for. As knowledge about fibers is essential, samples of wool, silk, quivet, plus more fibers from 5 continents will be introduced, handled and discussed while wool from Humboldt County's Fibershed will be featured for spinning. Textiles are an integral part of our past, present and future. Storytelling about humankind's 20,000 year history of discoveries and use of fibers and spinning developments will be woven throughout the content of the class. This class is designed for beginners who have never spun yarn and will be valuable to handspinners wanting to build their knowledge and skills.

Additional Public Info: Advanced registration required. Class will meet Tuesdays, January 29 - March 12. An additional $40 materials fee will be collected at the first class meeting. Materials needed include: pencil, folder, 2 toilet paper rolls, 2 plastic containers with lids, and a shoe box.

Price: $75 HSU Students, $85 All Others


HSU Recreation and Wellness Center

Room: 122

Directions: This course will take place in the new Recreation and Wellness Center on the HSU campus. Please contact Center Activities for directions.


HSU Center Activities

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