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Beginning Spinning

With drop spindles and spinning wheels, transform wool into beautiful and unique yarn. Learn different ways to prepare fibers for spinning and be prepared to talk about everything fiber related!  Beginner spinners are encouraged and no fiber knowledge is required. Students will leave class with 1-2+ skeins of finished yarn ready for any project!

Class:  Beginning Spinning
Location:  DKA Makers' Lounge
Instructor:  Guest Instructor,  Elizabeth Belz

Lunch and Beverages will be provided on both days  

Supplies needed and/or supplied:  We will have different spinning wheels people can try out or you can bring your own wheel (or drop spindle) to use.

Students are given a 10% discount for supplies and purchases at the shop during this class. 

*Please register early.   Classes with less than 2 registrations, 48 hours prior to the start date, will be canceled and participants will be given a full refund.* 

COVID Policy - Masks are optional.  If there is any possibility that you may be ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID, we ask that you review the current CDC guidelines for direction.  

Elizabeth's Bio:  Elizabeth Belz is a blacksmith, educator, and the owner of Black Widow Forge, LLC. She was the blacksmithing apprentice at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN for two years where she trained under master metalsmith Jim Masterson. Elizabeth was a craft education intern at North House Folk School, Grand Marais in 2016, and a resident artist with the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2017. Belz has exhibited her work, competed, and taught blacksmithing throughout the United States and internationally. She is currently the Blacksmithing and metals coordinator at John C Campbell Folk School and recently finished up the Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist Residency. Elizabeth has been spinning yarn for over ten years so don't let all the metals experience deter you. 


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.