Beginning Spinning I
Saturday, October 24, 2009 10 am-3:30 pm
In the 19th century, children often fell asleep to the comforting sound of their mothers' spinning wheel. Discover why this skill is so pleasurable and part of the renaissance of fiber arts. You'll learn about the different types of fiber suitable for spinning, how to card wool, use a drop spindle and how to spin on one of Old World Wisconsin's spinning wheels (or bring your own). No experience necessary.
Instructor: Becky Lurvey, Old World Wisconsin interpretive staff
Lunch: Participants should plan to bring a sack lunch
Location: Ward School
Cost: $70 (all materials provided); fees nonrefundable after August 20, 2009
Minimum Age Requirement: 16 unless otherwise noted
Registration: Call 262-594-6301 or register online today
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.