Carmen has built a reputation as an enthusiastic spinning instructor, whose goal it is to convert knitters into ‘spinknitters’ one person at a time. As she is often heard saying in her beginner class, “You haven’t knit until you’ve knit your own hand spun.”
All spinning classes take place at Carmen’s home studio in South Granville in Vancouver. Please note the studio is only open by appointment and for classes.
Upcoming Classes in 2013:
The postings for the class schedule are just starting. If you don’t see the class you are looking for, feel free to fill out the form below so that your interests can be included in upcoming classes.
To express interest for classes, please fill out this contact form.
Introduction to Spinning (7.5 hrs)
Tuesday May 14/21/28
The first 2.5hr class will teach the basics of spinning. Treadling, wheel posture, and drafting are all covered and you will leave the first class with your first skein of hand spun wool.
The second class will have you building confidence with the wheel and continuing to fill bobbins.
The third class will focus on finishing your yarns, setting twist, and different methods of plying.
One pound of fibre is included in the cost of the class. Wheels are provided.
Cost including Materials $120.00 plus tax 5%.
Drop-In Spinning Group (2 hours)
A casual 2 hour drop-in class for hints and tips to improve your skills. Must already have basic spinning skills to attend the drop-in. Want to learn a new plying technique, learn how to spin a single ply yarn. Then this group is for you.
This group runs bi weekly. Drop-in rate is $28.00 per class. Must pre-register for the drop-in as seating and wheel and carder use is limited.
Intuitive Crochet( May 26)
Have basic crochet skills, but want to take it to the next level? Tired of crocheting granny squares and flowers. This class will expand your use of the hook. Making smaller pieces and scrumbles which can then be pieced together to create some exciting shapes. Bring your own yarn in a palette you enjoy working with and let’s make something magical. Class size limited to 6 people.
The cost of this workshop is $80.00 plus tax
Dyeing for Some Colour
Stay tuned for info about this class which will be taught at Birkeland Bros in Abbottsford.
What students have to say about the classes.
“I had such a great time in your class; it was a fun way to break up the week. Thanks for being such an encouraging teacher!” Jen (Intermediate Spinning)
“It was a wonderful class and I feel very fortunate to have been able to connect with such a neat group of women. You made it such fun!” -Jan (Intermediate Spinning)
“Thanks for a great spin tonight. I enjoyed your expertise, instruction and you.” – Kiri (Beginner Spinning)