Beginning Spinning on the Wheel - Not Offered Spring 2020

  Hand spinning is one of the traditional crafts of the Appalachian Mountain Region.  It was one of the first steps to creating cloth whether that fabric is knit, crocheted or woven. 

Students will learn the parts of the spinning wheel along with drafting and spinning the fiber on the bobbin of the wheel.  They will spin two bobbins, learn to ply the yarn and measure the spun yarn onto a niddy noddy.

Instructor:  Susan Graham
Enrollment: 4
Date:    (3 weeks for 8 total hours)
Cost:   $160  (includes all materials)
Location:   Edwin Duncan Hall  #313

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  May 1 at noon

 Click here to register

PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Susan Graham has been enjoying fiber arts since she was a young girl.  Her latest passion is her flock of Shetland sheep that she keeps on the farm that has been in her family for 150 years.  From her sheep, Susan enjoys spinning wool and finding new ways to use their wool  She is a member of Hands Gallery in Boone and you can find her demonstrating spinning at the Watauga County Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.


PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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