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Fiber Spinning 101 and 201 Classes at Garfield Farm Museum

May 01, 2019 08:00AM ● By Hannah Ott

Julia Bizub of Wisconsin demonstrating a walking wheel style spinning wheel at the museums Rare Breeds Show.

Campton Hills - On Saturday, May 4, Garfield Farm Museum will offer classes on fiber Spinning 101 (10am) and Spinning 201 (1pm). Julia Bizub of Wisconsin, a museum volunteer, will conduct both sessions.

The program will held at the museum’s visitors’ center, the Atwell Burr House, located at 2N930 Garfield Road in Campton Hills. 

Spinning 101 will include a brief history of spinning and processing techniques along with advances in the technology of spinning, different types of fiber that can (and have) been spun, and different breeds of sheep and their uses. During this discussion some of the techniques will be demonstrated.

Spinning 201 is limited to 15 students as participants will learn basic spinning methods. Beginning Spinning class will get students started on their way to making yarn. No experience is necessary and this class is also open to those who are looking to improve their skill. The class will work with prepared fiber, which will be provided. Anyone who has a spinning wheel in working order or a drop spindle may bring it to the class. There will be some spindles to practice on and some available for purchase.

The sessions are $30 each and will last about 2 hours. For reservations call 630-584-8485 or contact info@garfieldfarm.org. Visit garfieldfarm.org for more information and future events. 


Source: Jerome Johnson info@garfieldfarm.org and images by Garfield Farm Museum