Lumps and Coils and Threads - Oh My! Zoom session - 2 hours Wednesday, October 12th

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Please make note of Amelia's email address if you sign up for this class so your computer won't throw her emails into spam.      ameliagarripoli at   
You will be getting several informative emails from her.

Join Amelia Garripoli for a 2 hour Lumps and Coils and Threads - Oh MY! with 9 other students on Zoom. There will be time for questions.

If you’ve taken Amelia’s plying class and want to explore further, come here! If you want to explore the art yarn space, come here!
We’ll look at constructing loud coil yarns by making controlled thick-and-thin singles and using cowboy plying methods to make the coils stand out. Then we’ll lock them in place with cables and threads so you can explore more of the possibilities of these fun art yarns!

This class is for spinners who can produce a consistent yarn and a balanced ply - it’s *not* a beginner class. We are going to break all the rules in this one, so you need to have a firm grasp on the basics! Note:  You will need to have about 2 ounces of wool top, any color, with a staple length of 3-6 inches - Corriedale would work great! And also a bobbin of sewing thread (any color/content is fine), along with a baggy and a rubber band or hair elastic that fits around your wrist.

  • 8pm Eastern Time
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

About Amelia:
Amelia Garripoli has taught spinning for more than 10 years and is the author of our Power Spinning book.  She has taught small local classes for us, as well as regularly taught power spinning at Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat for years. She has blogged, written other spinning books and many articles for Spin-Off and Ply about spinning. You can read more about her at Ask the Bellwether.

 Demand for these classes has been if you are interested be sure to "buy" right away! 

Cancellation policy;

Refunds will only be given within 7 days of purchasing the class.

No one wants to have to cancel just prior to a class, and if they do it is because of a change in personal circumstances, illness, or something far more serious.  We understand the serious nature of cancellations, but HansenCrafts cannot bear the sole risk for the circumstances that cause you to cancel.  We all take risks when we buy tickets ahead.  



Written by NW

I just finished my Beginning Spinning class with Amelia. OMG! THank yo so. Much for making these available in this format! I bought my spinner at Madrona in 2013, played with it enough to spin something I wasn’t ashamed to knit with, but at that time, couldn’t find anyplace to take classes. I live halfway between Phoenix and San Diego, the yarn shops that taught spinning frowned on e-spinners. Not so much anymore. But, there is something to be said for taking a class from someone who is using the same spinner as you. Amelia was an engaging , patient, very good teacher. She did an excellent job and I will be taking more classes that you offer.
Can you tell me what kind of wood my spinner is crafted from? The number on the bottom is 1670S. It doesn’t look like any on your site. I want to get a lazy Kate to go with it very soon, but I am not sure what type of wood it is. I can send a photo if that would help. Seems like it was mesquite wood?
Again, thank you so much for making these available online!