Live online course—Spinning the Yarn You Want & Using the Yarn You Spin

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Course Description

It's incredibly satisfying to make things from your handspun yarn, whether you choose a project and spin yarn for it, or spin and then want to find the project. In two class sessions, we'll consider yarn design from opposite directions. On the first day, we'll cover spinning yarn for a project: what qualities does the yarn need to have for a scarf versus a baby garment or socks? On the second day, we'll learn how to choose the right project for yarn you've already spun: how color will play out, how the yarn's structure will affect the fabric, whether you have enough yarn.

When and Where

This is a live online course. Please only purchase if you plan to attend online on October 14th and 15th, 2023.

If you wish to sign up for the in-person version, you'll see it at the bottom of this page.

Please note that this class is hybrid. There will be live online and in-person students.

  • October 14, 2023, 9:00 am–1:00 pm MST
  • October 15, 2023, 9:00 am–1:00 pm MST
Is This Course For You?

This course is for you if you

  • are an advanced beginner at spinning and want to expand your spinning skills
  • have skeins of handspun that you love and want to use, but you're not sure how
  • want to match yarn to project, or project to yarn, with confidence
What You'll Need
  • fiber to spin
Deb Gerish

Your Instructor

Deb Gerish

Deb has enjoyed yarn and fiber as a hobby since the 1980s, so when she needed a career change, she got into the fiber arts world. She loves to knit and weave with her handspun and can frequently tell you the names of the sheep who contributed their wool for her sweaters. As Project Manager for Schacht, she helps get new products out the door with assembly manuals and diagrams; she also produces content with the School of Textile Arts team.