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New classes!

Hey all, I’m thrilled to announce the return of my beginner spinning classes in 2017–check out my Workshops page for more info! As always, I can do private workshops on other topics (or even a private beginners’ classes with you … Continue reading

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Exciting news – the return of spinning classes/workshops!

After a hiatus, I’m proud to announce I will resume teaching spinning in early 2017. Exact dates to be decided, but I will be teaching everything from the basics (raw beginners) to more advanced spinning and fibre prep techniques. Much … Continue reading

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Upcoming classes

We’ve finally found a real winter here in Ottawa, complete with snow-packed roads and -20 C temperatures. Although I enjoy the winter, I’m still looking forward to spring, including my next round of classes in Ottawa. I’ll be teaching at … Continue reading

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Fibre Prep at Wabi-Sabi

To say this fall is busy would be an understatement, and I looked on my upcoming classes (scheduled this summer, when my datebook had a lot more blank lines in it) with some apprehension. Working full time and taking two … Continue reading

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Upcoming Classes

I’ll be teaching three classes this month and next at Wabi-Sabi: October 23 – Drop Spindle 101 Learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle, including plying. No experience needed, all materials included. October 30 – Fibre Prep … Continue reading

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Sheep to shawl in Dunvegan

Looking back through archived newsletters from the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners, I see that a number of smaller guilds in the province have closed or merged in recent years due to dwindling membership. In most cases it’s a case of … Continue reading

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Change is good

Last weekend I taught a beginning spinning class at Wabi Sabi and decided to vary my normal routine a bit. Usually I give all my students a few ounces of combed Corriedale or BFL top to use the duration of … Continue reading

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