Beginning Spinning (The Magic of Making Yarn out of Fluff)

with Lori Green and Mary Snellings

Learn to turn fluffy fibers like wool into a continuous strand of yarn!

This class is for absolute beginners to “I know enough to be dangerous” beginners.

Bring your wheel or spindle if you have one, or we will have a few to practice on.  Fiber to spin is provided, but you may also bring your own.

You’ll learn the parts of the spinning wheel, the basic mechanics of spinning, and practice spinning a continuous strand.  The goal for the course is to be comfortable trying out different spindles and wheels to determine your preferences, as well as learning the basics of spinning. 


  1. Structure of Yarn
    1. Fiber Preparations
    2. Types of Yarn
  2. Spinning
    1. Drafting Techniques
    2. Plying Techniques
  3. Spinning Tools
    1. Types of Wheels/Spindles
    2. Parts of Wheels/Spindles, and how they work together

Sunday afternoons, 3:00-4:30 PM  | $150/4 wks, 12-112 yrs old

Sign up for Classes by calling/texting or emailing Mary at the contact info below! 

You can find Mary, Lori, and the rest of the Spinners at LibertyTown in Studio 21 or on Facebook:  Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild

Note to students: LibertyTown requires masks to be worn by all class participants regardless of vaccination status.  Thank you for your patience as we navigate the pandemic.

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