JC16 Teach Your Old Wheel Some New Tricks
with Maggie Casey
IT IS ALWAYS THE WHEEL, not the spinner (well, maybe not always, but a lot of the time). Sometimes just the smallest adjustment to your wheel can make a world of difference. Because spinning wheels, like people, need a little TLC we will start the session by cleaning and oiling and adjusting our wheels. When the wheels are tuned up and happy, we will play some tricks with them to make them more responsive. Sometimes all it takes is a new drive band or an adjustment here or there to let your wheel do things you didn’t know it could do! Skill Level: Ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn. Students should bring: Spinning wheel and all its parts; lazy kate and 4 bobbins.
About the instructor: Maggie Casey is co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s COE in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, SOAR, the Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. Her DVDs include: Start Spinning, Getting Started on a Drop Spindle and Big and Lofty Yarns.