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at Apple Hollow Farm

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Think about taking a weekend for yourself to learn to spin or weave! Door County is Wisconsin's most popular vacation spot: location of future classes will be based on the size of the class, and you'll be given directions when you register, or for groups, classes can be set up at your own location. Individual one-on-one classes are held at a mutually agreed upon time and place. Group classes will be held with a minimum of 3 people or a maximum of 4, generally, unless otherwise specified in the description. All group classes which do not have a location specified will be held in warm weather months.

Please email if you think you are interested in any of these classes, even if you don't see a date. Knowing that people might want to take a class helps me schedule classes with greater frequency. Emailing me will get you on a list so you'll receive an email as soon as a class is coming up.


Do you and 2 or more of your friends want to take one of these classes, at a time that works for you? Please email, and I will be happy to arrange a class especially for 3 or more of you, at a time that is convenient. If you have friends who may be interested in fiber classes, please feel free to pass this information or the URL of this page on to them. We love to teach, and hope you will come to learn and have a great time while doing so!

I will be happy to provide you with information on lodging, restaurants, and churches so you can attend class, even if you live at a distance from Door County. Registration information is in the blue box near the bottom of the page.


FOR FUTURE CLASS OPTIONS: you pick 2 consecutive days to suit your schedule - bring 1 or 2 friends if you can!

Four-harness looms are provided for your use during the class but if you have your own loom, you are encouraged to bring it. This class is also very helpful for those who need a refresher course. Class begins with planning a project, selecting appropriate yarns, calculating warp and weft yardage, and measuring out warp yarn. You'll learn how to read a drawdown and thread (warp) a loom; how to weave and finish a project. You will learn what equipment is essential for weaving. The class will get you started so that you have a background in weaving and you will be able to continue on your own; the design potential of 4-harness weaving is nearly limitless, and you will find much more to learn and hold your interest after the class is done! Class hours: 2 consecutive days, 9 - 5; classes may go later in the evening if needed to stay on schedule, so be prepared for long days. Class fee of $150 includes required supplies. Supplies include hand-outs, and yarn. There is an additional fee of $50 for loom rental, which will be waived if you bring your own loom, in good condition, and ready to warp (all old warp must be removed). Bring lease sticks and warping board if you have them. Advance deposit of $100 required, please EMAIL Apple Hollow and I'll let you know where to send a deposit check. Instructor, Kathi Cascio.
TO REGISTER: EMAIL Apple Hollow and I'll let you know where to send a deposit check.


TWO-DAY CLASS, October ??, 2016, you pick 2 consecutive days to suit your schedule - bring 1 or 2 friends if you can !
Spinning can be relaxing and creative, giving you the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind yarns, or the ability to duplicate commercial yarns. The class includes instruction on identifying wool grades from various breeds of sheep; what projects work best with different breeds' wool; how to wash and card your fiber and prepare it for spinning, places to send fleeces for processing if you don't want to prepare your own or buy prepared fibers, how to spin the type of yarn you want from batts, roving, and top. On the second day of class, you will learn how to ply, how to wash skeins, what equipment is essential (and what is not) for spinning, and you also will get to spin on a variety of new wheels. The class will get you started so that you have a background in controlling the yarns that you make. If you have your own wheel and wish to use it, it must be in working condition before the class starts. If it needs any repairs or adjustments, they will need to be made prior to the first day of class. For those of you who do not have a wheel, new wheels are available to use at no charge during class hours. Supplies include ready to spin, natural colored wool and other fibers. Class hours: 9 - 3 and 9 - 1 on 2 consecutive days. Class fee: $140. Materials fee: $30. If you have your own wheel in good working condition, I will deduct $20 from the price of the class. Advance deposit of $100 required. EMAIL Apple Hollow and I'll let you know where to send a deposit check. Instructor, Kathi Cascio.
TO REGISTER: EMAIL Apple Hollow and I'll let you know where to send a deposit check.

You schedule the time and place!
Maybe you've thought about taking our spinning or weaving group classes, but aren't able to take a couple days off work to do so, or thought you would prefer to learn privately in a one-on-one setting. Or, maybe you already have woven, but need a refresher class on warping, perfecting the appearance of your project, or selecting appropriate fibers, yarns or spinning techniques for a particular item. Fee, $40 per hour for spinning, or $50 per hour for weaving. Options are available for loom or wheel rental (in house) if needed. Instructor, Kathi Cascio.
TO REGISTER: Please call or email to schedule your class.

Deposits are refundable only if class is cancelled by Apple Hollow; if you choose not to attend, the deposit is not refundable. Class fees will be assessed for each attendee. Classes are designed for adult participation only. There are no facilities for child care. And, please leave your dogs at home.


For Scheduled Class Dates, Only

Email Apple Hollow(see the contact page ), and I'll let you know where to send a deposit check. Make sure to include your name, address, phone number, correct email address (important!), the name of the class, and whether you'll bring your own working wheel or loom.

If you have any questions, email us.

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  a Mac, of courseThis page last updated:29 August 2016