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<br>Spunky Eclectic - Classes and Schedule

Class and Shop Event Schedule
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10-4
Unless the schedule below states otherwise. I do close when I go to fiber festival since the whole shop goes with me.
Please note that while the 2 of us work here, I'm in charge of the shop/dyeing/classes and we have small children. Occasionally things happen that may cause need to close the shop. If you are coming from a great distance it doesn't hurt to call or email ahead. 207-650-7214 or info at spunkyeclectic.com  Thanks!  ~Amy

If there is no class listed for a certain month it just means that I haven't gotten that far in my calendar yet.
Listed below you will find class descriptions and the cost (includes materials on most).
Please call or email me to secure your spot in one of the classes.

Private lessons:
1 person - $30 per hour
2 people - $25 per hour per person
3 people - charges at the regular class rate per person
- please call or email me to schedule a time.
I do prefer emails but you can call at 207-353-WOOL during shop hours.

Some classes require “homework” please email or call ahead to see what you need to bring to class.

Make sure you get a class confirmation. Emails and messages sometimes get lost.

Please note that you need to book the class ahead of time. If a scheduled class has less than 3 people signed up, it will likely be canceled.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
All prices listed are per person.
Spinning | Weaving | Dyeing | Felt Making

SPINNING:  
Spindle 101 $45 (2-3 hours)
Includes the use of a spindle and a fiber sampler.
*Learn to spindle spin.
*Fiber basics
*Prep basics
*using different fibers
* no leader start
*Park and Draft
*X wind on
*Andean plying.
*Finishing
   
Spindling 2nd $45 (2 hours)
This class is meant to introduce or reintroduce die hard wheel spinners to the Spindle.
We'll work somewhere inbetween the Beginning and the advanced spindling classes.
*Drafting
*Starting with no leader
*Wind ons
*Fiber information and sizes of spindles
*Spinning from the fold
*Long draw
   
Advanced Spindling $50 (2-3 hours)
Includes fiber - Please bring your own spindle that you are comfortable with.
Intermediate class that will pump up your spindling skills.
*Fiber talk – staples, roving vs top
*Flick, Thigh roll, and Kick start.
*Plying – 2 ply, 3 ply, Navajo ply, and Andean ply refresher
*Using different fibers best
*Long draw
*Spinning from the fold
*Peruvian Butterfly
   
Let's Spin – Learn to spin on a wheel $50
Includes the use of a wheel and fiber.
If you have your own wheel, though, it is best to bring that as it will help to learn your own personal wheel better.
   
Beefy Spin $55 (2-3 hours)
Spin fatter yarns - Includes the fiber – Please bring a wheel in good working order. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
*Setting your wheel up to work with you
*Prep and Fibers
*Spinning and draws
*Plying
   
Corespinning $70 (4 hrs)
Includes the fiber and cores – Please bring a wheel in good working order with 2-3 bobbins. It's also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
Working on all kinds of spinning on a core and plying on a core.
*Core spinning with Top
*Core spinning with Locks
*Core spinning over elastic
*Core plying – Boucle
*Core plying – Coils and Bobbles
   
Add Ins $80 (4 hrs)
Includes materials - wool and add ins though you are welcome to bring some other add ins to discuss and use.
Fun fun novelty style yarns
*Beaded yarns
*Feather Yarns
*Stringing on pompoms or flowers for plying add ins
* Almost add ins - 'Ewelash' yarns.
   
Long Draw ($40) (2-3 hours)
Includes the fiber – Please bring a wheel in good working order. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
Lets make some light and lofty yarns.
*Classic Long draw
*supported long draw
*spinning long from the fold
*double draw
*using different materials for long draw, rolags, batts, top
   
Spin Color $45 (4 hours)
Includes the fiber – Please bring a wheel in good working order. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
Working with handpaints for predictable results.
*Predraft for color
*Barberpole
*Fractal Spinning
*2ply self striping (also 3 ply or 4 ply)
   
Spin Exotics $60 (2-3 hours)
Includes the Fiber - Please bring a wheel in good working order with 2-3 bobbins. Or 2-3 spindles. It's also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
The best way to work with some of the exotics and blends. It's also a great way to sample some of the more luxurious fibers.
*Yak
*Camel
*Angora
*Silk: Cultivated, Tussah, Bamboo, Soy
* and more.
   
Spin thin $40 (2-3 hours)
Includes the fiber – Please bring a wheel in good working order with 2-3 bobbins. It's also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
*Setting your wheel up to work with you
*Tricks of the trade – long draw
*Prep and Fibers
*Spinning and draws
*Plying
   
Super Singles $60 (4 hours)
Includes the fiber – Please bring a wheel in good working order. Must have a working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with the instructions.
You will work on:
*Energized Singles
*low twist singles
*Fulling singles
*Fluffy singles
*Thick and thin singles
*Singles Marls.
   

Plying 201 $40 (2-3 hours)
Bring in tons of singles. This class isn't about making singles though we will be making some to check your twist and to do some math on how to make superb balanced singles. The majority of this class is going to go over all kinds of plying.
You will do:
*Balanced and Unbalanced 2 ply
*3ply
*Chain/Navajo Ply
*4 ply
*Cable ply

   
WEAVING:  
Basic Rigid Heddle $70 (6 hours)
Bring in your own loom or $30 off a rigid heddle loom purchased before or at the end of class.
Includes the use of a rigid heddle loom and the yarn for the project.
*Basics of calculating yardage needed for a project
*Using a warping peg to direct warp
*We will warp your loom with the project calculated
*Weaving basics
   
Hello Rigid Heddle $130 (6 hrs each of 2 days)
Bring in your own loom or $30 off a rigid heddle loom purchased before or at the end of class.
Includes the use of a rigid heddle loom and the yarn for the project.
Beginners Rigid Heddle class that spans 2 days
Day 1:
*Basics of calculating yardage needed for a project
*Using a warping peg to direct warp
*We will warp your loom with the project calculated
*Weaving basics
Day 2:
*Finishing your project
*Pick up sticks and lace
You will walk out of the class with the ability to make anything basic on the Rigid Heddle Loom.
   
  Weaving Drop in Clinic
Bring in your loom and your yarn. $20 and we'll get you up and running.
Buy a new loom on the Clinic days and get the clinic for free.

I'll help you maximize your time and get you on your way.
   
DYEING:  
Handpaint Dyeing Basics in the Crock Pot (4 hrs) $60
Includes the material cost unless you choose to upgrade in material.
If you have your own crock pot (used for dye only, not food) then you can have your own pot. Otherwise participants should be expected to have to share a pot.
*one cold dye
*one hot dye
lots of information. This isn't a single color dye - this is an expedition in how to get the colors you want using 3-4 different dye colors. The plan is to do this using combed top - if you don't spin but still want to take the class, please let me know when you sign up. There is an additional $12 fee for using yarn instead of fiber.
   
FELT MAKING:  
Nuno Scarf $30 plus materials
(you get to choose your scarf and fiber. Generally the cost will range from $10 to $30)
Start to finish you will learn the techniques to make a simple nuno wet felted scarf. Very interesting gift idea for the holidays or any time of the year. It makes a really gorgeous, unique, quick, warm scarf. If you've never made one, this is a fun project to play with.