Spinning: Long Draw Workshop

Instructor: Michael Kelson

There are several drafting techniques that will make a wonderful woolen yarn. This class will examine woolen fiber preparations and discuss woolen and semi-woolen drafting techniques for successfully spinning woolen singles. We will also discuss and demonstrate techniques for plying and finishing woolen spun singles to get a structurally sound yarn for knitting or weaving.


What to bring: Your spinning wheel and accessories plus any spinning tools you would like to use (e.g. cards, mini combs, blending board). A variety of different fibers will be provided in class, but bring along samples of any fibers you may have that you’d like to practice with!


This class is for the intermediate spinner or an adventurous beginner. Students should have a good relationship with their wheel and be able to spin a continuous single.


Shop wheels will be available if needed.


Michael is the coordinator for the annual Men's Fall Knitting Retreat and the Seattle Men Who Knit meet-up. He is passionate about sharing his love of spinning with beginning students. By day he is a software professional, but on weekends he's out and about with his eSpinner in tow!

Price: $70.00

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One session Saturday March 4th from 1:00-4pm

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