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Madison, CT 06443

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Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Fearless Spinning with Laura Spinner

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Fearless Spinning with Laura Spinner

Fearless Spinning! With Laura Senator of Rainbow Twist Shop.  Sunday, September 23, 2018.  10 AM-5 PM.  $100.00.  $25.00 deposit holds your space.  Lunch break- refrigerator and microwave available, snacks, water and tea and local take out. 

 Fearless Spinning is a comprehensive workshop developed by Laura “Spinner” Senator to help spinners organize and manage a variety of new and potentially intimidating fibers and add-ins; to spin with innovation, confidence, and delight! 

Techniques such as my own “Magic Thumb” and “Throwing Chunks” methods of lock spinning, as well as tail spinning, coil and multiple plying are all incorporated in this workshop.   Fleece, long locks, sparkle, and add-ins are the perfect venue for these techniques.  This approach begins with thoughtful organization and preparation of the fiber and other elements (which will include some carding and prepping locks), guided by the unique aspects of color and texture.  

 The workshop is designed to be intensely hands-on and fun, appropriate for any level of expertise, including the beginning spinner.  This method is intuitive and creative, guided by a mix of artistic spirit grounded in solid technique.  Spinners will leave with a myriad of new techniques but more importantly, the confidence to use them in their own creative style!

Materials students will need to bring:  Spinning wheel which can accommodate bulky yarns/jumbo flyers.  Bobbins and Lazy Kate for plying. Students are encouraged to bring their own fleece, batts, add-ins, and fun plying yarn as well, for sharing and/or personal use.  Niddy Noddy to wind off yarns.  Laura and Madison Wool will have supplies for sale as well.