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There is nothing more soothing or peaceful as spinning! Come twist the day away spinning fibers as light as clouds, creating novelty yarns, or learning other new spinning techniques from our highly qualified staff.

 
 

DROP SPINDLE SPINNING
1 Session $45
Thursday, January 12, 7–9:30pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
The “dreaded drop spindle” need not be feared at all. All it takes is a little practice and a sense of humor. Come use our spindles and our fiber. We’ll twist the night away. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. USE OF SPINDLES AND FIBERS PROVIDED.

START SPINNING ON A WHEEL
6 Sessions $180
Begins Thursday, January 19, 7–9:30pm
Dye day – Saturday, February 25, 10–3pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
Spider Woman taught the Navajo women to spin with a spindle made of lightning and turquoise. While we can't provide that kind of equipment, we can continue the tradition. Wool, greasy, clean and commercially processed is our fiber. The last class is an all day natural dye workshop. Women who are pregnant should take the dye class at a later time
when they are not pregnant. ALL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.
PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES.

SPINNING ALPACA
1 Session $40
Saturday, January 21, 10am–12noon
Chris Switzer, instructor
Come spin fiber from some of the Switzer’s herd of alpacas. You will blend different colors and other fibers as well as try different preparations - roving, raw fleece, just teased and more. Even some pacovicuña to try. Lots of great ideas and sharing. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL AND CARDERS, 1 OUNCE OF YOUR FAVORITE FIBER TO SHARE FOR BLENDING, AND SOMETHING YOU’VE MADE WITH YOUR HANDSPUN.

SPINNING 2
4 Sessions $100
Begins Thursday, March 2, 7–9:30pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
Now that you know what the knobs on your spinning wheel are for, is it time for another class? Spinning 2 will include such varied topics as t.p.i. (twists per inch), use of wool combs, Navajo plying and more. We will cover different techniques to give you more control over the size and twist of the yarn you spin. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL. FIBERS PROVIDED.

YOU CAN'T TELL A BRAID BY ITS COLOR
2 Sessions $70
Thursday, April 6 & 13, 7–9:30pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
We fall in love with those beautiful hand dyed braids and then are sometimes surprised when the yarn doesn’t meet our expectations. We will look at the way braids are dyed and how that affects the colorplay. Then we will spin the braids and see how many different looks you can get from one roving. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. FIBERS PROVIDED. BRING YOUR WHEEL & AT LEAST 4 BOBBINS.

DASHING DOG HAIR
1 Session $40
Saturday, April 15, 1–4pm
Debi Dodge, instructor
For centuries, Native Peoples have used dog hair for yarns for weaving. I will show you my favorite preparation so your yarn won’t smell like a dog. Preparation and spinning tips galore. INTERMEDIATE SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. FIBERS PROVIDED.
BRING WHEEL AND USUAL SPINNING SUPPLIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays
Holiday Closures:
Saturday, December 24, Close 3PM Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 31, Close 3PM, New Year's Eve
Monday & Tuesday, January 9 -10, Closed for remodeling

We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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Rock Day Evening
Spin In, Knit In and Potluck

Tuesday, January 3, 6:30-9:30pm
Come celebrate the New Year with a potluck spin in and knit in. All spinners and knitters are welcome. Just bring a dish to share and your own table service. We will bring tea and sweets but the more, the merrier. Come one, come all! Rock Day or St. Distaff’s Day traditionally comes the day after Twelfth Night. This is the day spinners go back to work after Christmas.

Shuttles Spin-In and Knit In
1st Monday of the month
February 6, March 6, April 3, 7-9:30pm
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters & spinners in an evening of good company.

Tea Cozy Contest
We had so much fun with the scarf and cowl contest, that we are going to do another. This time it is Tea Cozies. Let your imagination run wild and create the most whimsical Tea Cozy ever. Bring your Cozies in by Saturday, February 25, and we will display them from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 11. There will be prizes awarded in several categories.

Special Event - Custom Fit Cormo Skirt
Saturday, February 18, 10-4:30PM
Learn how to knit a custom fit Cormo wool skirt under the guidance of Ann Budd and Elemental Affect's Jeane
deCoster. Click here for more details!

Self Care for Fiber Folk with Adele Beerman
Sunday, January 22 OR Saturday, April 29
1-3PM $40

This class will explore a variety of techniques that address tension, stress, discomfort and even pain that comes with time spent creating your projects. Click here to find out more!

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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SUPPLIES: YARN | WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | BOOKS | POLICIES & PERKS | MAP TO STORE | SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER | VIEW OUR STORE | HOME |
CLASSES:  WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | CRAFTS | WORKSHOPS & EVENTS | REGISTRATION | INSTRUCTORS
 | PRINT CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS PHOTOS |