Sunday AM: Spinning Lofty Yarns from Worsted Preparations with Michael Kelson


Instructor: Michael Kelson

Much of the wonderful fiber we have access to as hand-spinners comes to us in the form of combed top. Top is a worsted preparation and can spin a very dense yarn, which might be great for socks or mittens, but if you’d like to spin a loftier yarn for something like a hat, a scarf, or even a sweater, this class will explore techniques to introduce more air, loft, and bounce into your handspun yarn.

This class will discuss various drafting techniques for different fiber preparations, ways to modify your fiber preparation, different techniques spinning from the fold, and how to accurately measure your yarn to ensure that you are getting exactly the yarn you want the project you have in mind.

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Skill Level: Intermediate or adventurous beginners. Students should have a good relationship with their wheel and be able to spin a continuous single.


  • Class fee includes a $15 materials fee
  • Bring your wheel in good working condition with all of its parts, extra bobbins, and a lazy kate.

Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.