JC22 Playing with Roving

with Maggie Casey

How many different colored yarns can you get from one variegated roving? It depends! How you spin the yarn makes all the difference. Do you strip it, or spin across the web? Do you use a singles, 2 ply, Navajo or cable ply? Yes! Come spin and ply and see how many different looks you can get from one roving. 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.

Time and Cost

Sunday May 4, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the  Farm Heritage Museum with Maggie Casey

Event Cost: $50.00

1/2-day class

Materials fee paid at class: $10

Please note: This class is being held at the School House at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum (across from the Howard County Fairgrounds).


This class is presently full so we can not accept any further registration at this time.


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