Book a One-on-One or Small Group Class!
One on one or small group classes are offered on an on-demand basis, within a selected schedule that offers options for weekday or weekend sessions. Small classes allow students may get the most out of their time with their teacher. You can book for yourself or you and a friend or two! Current class offerings are Intro to Spinning on a Spinning Wheel, Spinning on a Drop Spindle, or Spinning Textured Yarns. You may also purchase a block of time for open tutoring in any spinning subject except for an Intro class; please make sure to specify what you are interested in when you book your class.
You have some options as to where classes can happen! I am currently a traveling teacher; I usually teach in coffee shops, Panera, or a comparable location. Drop me an email or call and we’ll chat about places near you!
I use Appointy for booking classes online – if you have any questions or issues, please let me know. You will be asked to make an account, but it is free and easy. You can click on the button to the right to see the current schedule availability and choose a date, or you can click the button below to go to the Appointy page to do the same.
About rescheduling and cancellations:
For any class scheduled directly with Xiane: Full refunds will be given for any classes cancelled by the instructor. Class sessions canceled due to weather conditions will be rescheduled.
Students who withdraw from a paid class more than 48 hours before the start of the class will receive full credit toward a future class. Students who cancel with less than 48 hours notice forfeit their class fee unless they reschedule. Rescheduling is encouraged; however, rescheduling a class with less than 24 hours notice will result in a $10 fee. I work hard to prepare for classes, so I encourage students to be prompt and treat their time accordingly. [as I will yours!]
Currently I have the option to schedule Intro to Spinning on a Drop Spindle, Intro to Spinning on a Wheel, and Spinning Textured Yarns classes listed, as well as private classes that are designed to your needs. To develop a private class just for you, I encourage you to call or email Christiane to discuss your wishes.
Any classes scheduled/booked through a third party must be cancelled though that source.
About the Introduction to Spinning on a Wheel Class:
I teach spinning with a spinning wheel using your wheel or mine; I provide fiber, and detailed instructions, book recommendations, and website references for students to take home. I spend time educating the students about the general history of spinning, and I explain the differences in fibers and preparation [and I bring a ton of various fibers as visual/textural reference]. I cover different styles of wheels and how to maintain one, and a bit about yarn construction – then I get the students spinning. I’ll introduce plying and explain how to skein, measure, and set the twist in yarn. Students will leave with yarn that they can knit or crochet!
About the Introduction to Spinning on a Drop Spindle Class:
I teach using basic top-whorl drop spindles and provide a spindle, fiber, and detailed instructions, book recommendations, and website references for students to take home. I spend time educating the students about the general history of spinning, and I explain the differences in fibers and preparation [and I bring a ton of various fibers as visual/textural reference]. I cover different styles of spindles & wheels, and a bit about yarn construction – then I get the students spinning. I’ll introduce plying and explain how to skein, measure, and set the twist in yarn. Students will leave with yarn that they can knit or crochet!
About the Spinning Textured Yarns Class:
Description and availability coming soon
About Private Classes:
Class by the hour to cover various topics of the student’s choosing – this could include wheel maintenance, novelty yarn spinning, carding and dyeing, or other topics. Please arrange/confirm with Christiane 2 weeks before class time.