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56 Wall Street
Madison, CT 06443


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! 


Spinning Classes

Spinning Classes

To view more information on our spinning classes, please visit our Events Calendar. Call the shop at 203-245-5921 for information or to register. 


  • Private Spinning Lessons: $35.00 per hour, includes fiber and use of wheel/drop spindle. Please call or email to arrange.
  • Spinning Wheel Repair: $50.00 per hour, plus cost of materials (negotiable).        

Spinning 2: Fun with Drafting and Plying on the Wheel.  Sunday, July 23, 2017, 1-4 PM.  With Mary Crosby.  $65.00.  $20.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit= 5 students.  Some fiber provided. 

This class is perfect if you have just finished our Beginning Spinning Intensive class, or if you are new to different plying and drafting methods.  Join Mary as she shows you different ways to prepare your fiber for spinning, explains the different ways to draft your fiber, and ways to ply and finish your skeins.  Bring any singles yarns you want to ply on bobbins.  Spinning Wheels available for use for this class if you need one. 


Beginning Hand SPINNING: One Day intensive

Sunday, September 24, 2017. 1-6 PM.  $95.00 includes fiber and drop spindle. With Dayna Mankowski and Mary Crosby

If you would like to learn how to create unique yarn for your knitting or fiber projects, this class is for you. This workshop will teach: why wool spins into yarn, how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.  

  1. Part 1: will teach the basics of fiber preparation, drafting and spinning on a drop spindle. 
  2. Part 2: will teach spinning on a spinning wheel, plying and finishing your skein. Equipment will be provided and studio time is included in the fee.
  3. If you have your own wheel, please bring it. 
  4. Studio time=time to spin on wheels at Madison Wool; some wheels available for home rental

This class has been very popular, with many of our students confidently taking classes afterwards with our national/international visiting spinning teachers, and even winning prizes at local fiber festivals for their handspun yarns!  We are proud and happy to be able to teach them a solid foundation in the basics of spinning.

Maximum of 5 students.

To register:  Call the shop at 203-245-5921 or email Dayna at to reserve your spot.

Some of Shannon's lovely corespun yarn!   

Some of Shannon's lovely corespun yarn! 


Another stunning Spun Monkey yarn, with Crescents. 

Another stunning Spun Monkey yarn, with Crescents. 

A beautiful, balanced three ply yarn (Navajo Ply).   

A beautiful, balanced three ply yarn (Navajo Ply). 


**New Date!***More Fun with Art Yarn Spinning- Creative Plying Workshop.  With Shannon Herrick (The Spun Monkey).  Sunday, April 9, 2017  1-4 PM.  $75.00 (some fiber included).  $20.00 deposit holds your space.  Limit 5 Students. 

Let's see what happens when we spin yarn around yarn in this exploration of plying techniques. We'll start with Navajo-ply (three-ply chain) and then play with using plying for texture building (stacks, coils, crescents, fringe).

Come with one full bobbin of a single-ply, so we can warm up our fingers with chain-plying right away. You'll need extra bobbins, a plying head if you have it, and a lazy kate. Our third hour is student's choice, so think about techniques you want to know more about, or bring materials you are wondering how to use.

What to bring: niddy noddy, extra bobbins, lazy kate, yarn for plying and corespinning, add ins, and any fiber you would like to use.  Some fiber and fun add ins included for you to card your own batts for spinning in class.   

Spinning CLasses Gallery

All class materials are to be purchased from Madison Wool. Unless specified, class fee does not include pattern or materials. To register for classes, call the shop at 203-245-5921 with your information and deposit (credit card).  We will accept mailed checks as well. Many classes from visiting teachers require you to register directly with them.  Please call or email us with any questions. If we cancel class for any reason (usually only due to weather or teacher illness), you get store credit or you may take rescheduled class. Class deposit/fee non refundable five days prior to class; cancellations prior to this get store credit less deposit. We take extenuating circumstances into consideration, so please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend a class.