Spinners’ Boot Camp/Spinning for a Project
June 14 - June 20
Pack your duffel bag and spit-shine your spinning wheel…you’re headed to Boot Camp! Spinners’ Boot Camp is going to be fun, challenging and confidence-building. (And there will be no 5:00 a.m. reveille calls at our camp!) During our morning “camp” sessions, you’ll become immersed in spinning skill drills and challenges suitable for all experience levels that will increase your understanding of your wheel, improve your spinning skills to influence yarn characteristics and enable you to execute the perfect handspun yarn for a knitting, weaving or other project. The afternoons will be for practical application of these skills as you plan, prepare, spin and ply yarn for a project you will select prior to class.
Some beginning spinning experience is necessary, but you don’t need to be an expert in order to take this class. “Early career spinners” are welcome!
Deb Jones is from Black River Falls, Wisconsin and is an enthusiastic hand spinner, weaver and dyer who has taught workshops throughout the Midwest, including at Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island, Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, as well as at her studio, The Fiber Garden. For 25 years, The Fiber Garden has offered year-round fiber arts workshops and a mercantile that has been featured in American Small Farm, Impressions and Positive Thinking magazines. Since retiring in 2013 from a career with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, her newest fiber venture is as a travel consultant, sponsoring land and sea fiber arts travel tours. For Deb, it’s all a means to promote fiber arts and combine her love of fiber arts, teaching and country living!
A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Deb will contact students prior to class.
Materials Fee: $50 for a generous supply of fibers for Boot Camp exercises and project sampling, use of equipment and a Boot Camp Survival Guide
Supply List: Supply List PDF
Pricing (per person):
$1080 Dorm Room Package*
$1180 Two-Person Room Package*
$1770 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$635 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals