The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Learn to Spin (or Learn Again!) - Friday - SOLD OUT

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Patty Blomgren

Class Fee: $175.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 10

0 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled


This class focuses on creating beautiful, unique yarn using spinning wheels. Plenty of time will be given to establish the essential coordination skills and basic techniques every spinner must master to gain competence in spinning. You will venture into areas of fiber preparation, tools of the trade, terminology, drafting and plying techniques. Overviews of wheel mechanics, maintenance and spinning history will be scattered throughout the class. By the end of the class you will be putting yarn onto the bobbin, admiring your first skein of yarn and leaving with the confidence to continue spinning on your own!

Level of experience: Beginner

Patty can be reached by email at

Materials Information

A materials fee of $10 is included in the class registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Spinning wheels, fleece & fiber, carding & spinning tools, notebooks

Materials Provided by Student: IF YOU HAVE you should bring; spinning wheel in good working condition, lazy kate, at least 3 bobbins, wool hand cards

Homework:  None

Workshop Instructor

For over 50 years, ever since my mother taught me how to crochet and tat, my passion has been fiber. When my dear sweet husband, Gary, entered the more