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Spinning on a Drop Spindle with Alisha Bright
August 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$130
Join us at the beautiful Fibershed Learning Center on Black Mountain Ranch near Point Reyes Station, CA, and learn how to make your own yarn using a drop spindle with Alisha Bright of Fiber Circle Studio.
In this 4 hour class, students will get to practice making a single ply yarn, and learn how to take their yarn off the spindle, into a skein and prep for knitting, weaving or crocheting.
This is a great entry and foundation building for learning to spin on a wheel!
Class size: 10 students
Please bring: Personal snacks, lunch and beverages (a selection of teas will be served on site). We are in a rural location, so most people bring their lunch rather than drive to town.
ENROLL HERE: eventbrite.com/e/613151642067
Alisha Bright discovered knitting in her late teens during a time of hardship and in search for her identity as a young woman. The moment she embarked on her first project, she realized that this is what she was made for.
She became involved with a few of the local yarn shops and wandered off to live on a farm for a few months where she learned about fiber processing, spinning, and self-sustainability. Upon her return to Sonoma County, she began the Master’s Hand Knitting Program through TKGA, and resumed teaching knitting classes at her local yarn shop. By 2018, her dreams of having a community space where there was support, sharing of knowledge and fiber art tools and equipment, developed into the opening of Fiber Circle Studio, now located in downtown Petaluma.
She lives in Petaluma and spends her time fiber-making, teaching knitting, spinning and dyeing, and mothering her awesome sons, Leland + Dominic!
CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds (minus Eventbrite fees) available up to 7 before the event. If you cancel within 7 days of the event, we are unable to provide refunds unless we can fill your space from the waitlist. If someone who is waitlisted purchases your space, we will refund your ticket, minus the Eventbrite fees. Otherwise there will be no refunds. You are also welcome to transfer your ticket to someone who wishes to purchase it directly from you.
Tuition Scholarships & Transportation/Childcare Stipends
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. In addition to scholarships for tuition, we are offering a limited number of stipends for transportation and/or childcare. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship and/or stipend recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.
BONUS: The Clothing Swap Closet is now open during workshops and events at the Fibershed Learning Center!
Visit the Clothing Swap Closet when you attend a workshop or event at the Learning Center and exchange your 100% natural fiber garments and accessories. Your clothing contributions must be clean and in good condition. Each contribution entities you to choose one item of comparable value.
You may depart up to an hour after the workshop ends, to allow time to browse and try on items in the closet, and make your trade!