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Summer Spotlight: Spinning & Weaving Classes

Posted By Guy Googins II, TNNA Staff, Monday, March 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

spinning and weaving

Classes in Columbus for the Spinning & Weaving Segment

Embrace the opportunities for profit in these exciting fiber arts.  At The NeedleArts Trade Show in Columbus,we will be offering several technique classes designed to get you ready to engage customers - new and existing - with new ways to indulge their fiber fascination.  And (bonus!) there's a business class specific to this segment.

Classes start Thursday, May 28 - Register Today!

T211T ~ Bumpy Cowl

Bumpy Cowl (T211T)

Technique (Weaving) | Skill Level: Beginner
Presented by: Deborah Jarchow
Sponsored by: TNNA, Foxglove Fiberarts, Trendsetter Yarns, Brown Sheep

Create exciting cloth by combining two yarns that shrink differently. Learn how to weave yarns together that will make puckers in the fabric and give it the pizzaz your customers are looking for. Add to your weaving skills and get ideas for more classes to offer in your shop.

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S105T ~ How to Speak (and Sell) Fiber

How to Speak (and Sell) Fiber (S105T)

Technique (Spinning) | Skill Level: Beginner
Presented by: Liz Gipson
Sponsored by: TNNA, Louet, Schacht, Ashford

Are you selling fiber, but don't speak the language? Do terms like woolen, worsted, combed, carded, roving, and sliver have you stumped? Interested in creating better marketing copy for your displays? According to the 2013 State of the Specialty NeedleArts survey, 50% of yarn shops are selling fiber. If you are among them or considering stocking fiber, you need this class. In hands-on demonstrations, we will go through step-by-step how fiber is prepared commercially and by hand. Even if you don't plan to stock fiber, this class will give you a better understanding of how yarn is made. "The world of fiber can be overwhelming for a yarn store owner. I now feel confident in purchasing roving and educating my customers thanks to the help of this class." Clare Arroyo, The Yarn Store at Nob Hill, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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S115T ~ Rigid Heddle Weaving - An Asset to Your Yarn Shop

Rigid Heddle Weaving - An Asset to Your Yarn Shop (S115T)

Technique (Weaving) | Skill Level: Beginner
Presented by: Deborah Jarchow
Sponsored by: TNNA, Foxglove Fiberarts, Trendsetter Yarns, Brown Sheep,

In this class we will discuss how adding weaving to your shop can increase yarn sales and offer new ways for your customers to increase their fiber skills. Participants will learn how to put a warp onto the looms and try a little weaving while hearing strategies for increasing yarn sales.

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N106T ~ Introduction to Spinning - Spindle Spinning

Introduction to Spinning - Spindle Spinning (N106T)

Technique (Spinning) | Skill Level: Beginner
Presented by: Nancy Shroyer
Sponsored by: TNNA

Have you thought about adding spinning supplies to your shop's product line, but don't know how to spin? Spindle spinning is a great way to understand the concepts of spinning yarn without a lot of expense. In this class you will learn the basics of spinning a worsted and woolen yarn, plying and finishing the yarn. You will also learn what type of spindles to look for and what type of fiber is appropriate for beginners as well as veteran spinners. Learning to spin and understanding how yarn is constructed will bring better understanding to the yarns you are buying. Nancy will provide spindles for everyone's use. You do not need to buy or bring a spindle.

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Tags:  spinning  weaving 

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