[Darkwood-SCA] Wanna learn to spin?

Hendy Appleton naadhira at naadhira.net
Thu Oct 27 10:27:45 PDT 2005

For those not on sca-west... Collette de Reyncheval is offering her 
Beginning Spinning class again. She's setting up a session in Santa Clara, 
but she's also willing to travel to teach on the weekend if there are 
enough students.

Her original message follows my signature. If you are interested, please 
contact me privately. If there are enough of us, I'll work on scheduling 
something in central Darkwood.

- Naadirah, interested in spinning - NOT particularly interested in driving 
to Santa Clara mid-week if I can avoid it!

    Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 01:31:14 -0700
    From: Autumn Cardone <autumn_cardone at mindspring.com>
Subject: Beginning Spinning Class

Several people have expressed interest in my holding another spinning class.

Since I had such a great success with last year's class, I have decided to 
offer my "Complete Class on Spinning with a Wheel and Sheep's Wool"
again. The last class was a great learning experience for me, as my 
students taught me a lot on how much we can actually do in one evening. 
Because of this, I have decided to break off the first piece of my 
"Complete Class on Spinning with a Wheel and Sheep's Wool" class, and give 
people the opportunity to see if they actually like to spin before they 
dive in completely into the larger, extremely intensive, class. I intend to 
follow this class up with the complete class starting in the February/March 
time frame. More on the complete class later, just note that to take my 
complete class, you will need to take my new "Beginning Spinning Class". 
(Note: you don't have to have any interest in taking the complete class to 
take the beginning class.)

So, I am now taking bids :-) for when to hold my "Beginning Spinning 
Class". I am available to teach my Beginning Spinning Class on Tuesday 
evenings, Wednesday evenings (if someone has a place we can use nearby), 
Thursday evenings, or as a 2 day weekend class. (Evening classes go from 
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, weekend classes can be two 8 hr. classes back to back, 
or two separate weekends with each class being 6 hours, since the students 
will have time to go home and do homework between the two classes.) The 
dates of the classes will be determined once the day of the week is determined.

If I have enough people interested I may hold more than one of these 
classes. I need a minimum of 5 dedicated students in order to run my class, 
and my sanity maxes out at 8 students. I may also be willing to come to 
you, if the bribe is good enough, to teach my Beginning Spinning Class as 
two 8 hour days on one weekend. So, for those of you who really want to 
learn spinning, no matter where you are, here is your opportunity, just get 
a group of friends together who really want to learn to spin, and then we 
can talk about when we can all do this!

At the bottom of this email I have included the topics I will be covering 
in my Beginning Spinning Class.

Email me, privately, if you are interested in taking my Beginning  Spinning 
Class and willing to commit to the complete class. Include in
your email which days would work for you. The days with the most people 
will be the days I will teach the classes.

The class will be held in or near Santa Clara, CA unless otherwise arranged.

In service to the spin...

-- Collette de Rayncheval

P.S. Please forward this email on to anyone, or any SCA list where you 
think people will be interested.
P.P.S. If you are interested in spinning, I recommend you join either the 
textile email list: yahoogroups:WestKingdomTextiles, or the spinning
email list: yahoogroups:WKGoldenSpindle.

1.) Intro to Spinning with a Drop Spindle, learn the basics of spinning 
using the short draw
      (Bring your own drop spindle, or bring $17.00 to buy a drop spindle 
at class. Bring $5.00 to buy wool. I am selling both the wool and the drop 
spindle at my cost.)
  2.) Spinning the drop spindle while drawing -- Short Draw, and Winding 
Off (using Ball Winders & Knitty-Notties).
  3.) The Long Draw, and How to Clean and Set your Yarn.
  4.) Confidence with the Long Draw

* As always, past students who have completed this class with me, or these 
topics, are welcome to come and audit this class. I only ask that you be 
willing to help with students when I am busy. If I have time, I will be 
glad to help you if you need it or if you ask.

We hold no great secret except this:
We know that all endeavor is art
when rendered with conviction.
                 - Charles de Lint

naadhira at naadhira.net

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