Take a Workshop

Workshops are scheduled by arrangement, contact me to do so. Beginner Workshop descriptions below.

I am offering workshops via Zoom now! So no matter where you are, I'm happy to help you spin your story!
Studio workshops will return once we are all well past Covid and it is safe to do so. You'll love the new space!

For a full list of workshops I teach, see the Workshops page.
Contact me to schedule a workshop for yourself or your group at the Village, via Zoom, or at your location. Currently all workshops are via Zoom. Policies are listed at the end of the page. Please read through them.

Beginner workshops in Spinning, Knitting, Weaving and Crochet are offered as private or small group lessons - contact me to schedule you and your group. Intermediate workshops' topics vary from month to month.

Beginner Workshops

Learn to Spin on a Wheel

In this one-day workshop, we cover the basics of spinning wool: making singles and plying on the wheel. Workshop length: 4 hours. Can be broken into two 2 hour sessions also.

Price: $90.
Contact me to arrange this workshop.

Learn Nalbinding: Amulet Pouch

Learn this ancient pre-knitting technique while making an amulet pouch. All the skills you need for your first Nalbound hat. Wool yarn and a nalbinding needle will be provided for use in class. Workshop length: 2 hours.
If you've taken the intro class and want to learn more stitches or to walk through a hat pattern with me, contact me.

Price: $50, includes materials (can be mailed for Zoom lessons).
Contact me to schedule this workshop.

Learn to Spindle

Make yarn the way the Egyptians did -- on spindles! Learn to spin wool into yarn in this fun workshop. Workshop length: 3 hours.

See policies for pricing individually or group lessons.
Contact me to schedule this workshop. A Bellwether Spindle and wool roving kit is available for $15 plus postage for those signed up for this workshop.

Learn to Weave

Weave a cowl while learning to weave on the rigid heddle loom. Weaving has been used since agrarian societies first formed as a way to create fabric and cords for a wide variety of uses. The rigid heddle loom is a simple loom that creates plain weave fabrics. Quick to set-up and easy to learn, we can warp, weave, and finish a project in one day! We will make a cowl (neck warmer) in this one day course. Workshop length: 6 hours.

Contact me to schedule this workshop. Can be split into 2 sessions if needed.

Workshop Policies at The Bellwether

Studio workshop participants hold The Bellwether and teacher harmless of any mishap that should occur during a workshop. The Bellwether provides a quality environment for learning in a private residence. Best efforts are made to inform you of the material, level of expertise required, and any special expectations such as classes involving dye, water, or specific materials. Please do not sign up for a class if you are allergic to dye, plant dyes, or spinning or weaving materials as the studio is full of such materials. Participants should be 16 or older, or learning along with a parent.

Studio/Zoom workshops are $45/session/person, plus materials (BYOM for Zoom, I will work with you to ensure you have good materials) . A session is a half-day class, length can vary based on number of participants from 2-3 hours. Minimum required signup is 4; maximum is 8 via Zoom.

Private workshop: in studio, via zoom, or at your home (travel cost additional) [during Covid all are via Zoom]. Tailored to your interests. $50/hour. With two participants it is $30/hour each, with three it is $20/hour each, with four or more workshop rates apply.

Full refund for studio workshops when you cancel up to seven days before; cancellations within 7 days are 50% refunded. You may send a substitute student; please notify me before the workshop of the substitution. For refund policies for other venues, consult the venue's website.