Book a Class!
Classes are currently offered on an on-demand basis, within a selected schedule that offers options for weekday or weekend sessions. I keep classes small – one-on-one or two-on-one for most offerings – so that students may get the most out of their time with their teacher.
You have some options as to where classes can happen! I am 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’m trying out 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.
One drawback that Appointy has is that only one person can sign up for a block of time; if you wish to schedule a second person with you in your class, just email me via the confirmation email you’ll receive to confirm a second attendee. Each student will be charged the class fee on the day of the class.
About rescheduling and cancellations:
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 and Intro to Spinning on a Wheel 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.
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, plus the tools and supplies to make more at home!
Besides working with drop spindles, I always end the class with some time on one of my spinning wheels – so fun!
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!
It’s the NINTH year of PLY Party at Lovelyarns! And Threeravens Fiber Studio will once again be joining some of the best and brightest local fiber artists as we bring a rainbow of fibery treasures for you to peruse.
I very much hope that if you’re in Baltimore on September 6th, you’ll drop by Lovelyarns at 3610 Fall Rd from Noon – 5p – you can even pre-register here! The event is free, and there will be delicious refreshments too [read: cupcakes] so don’t miss it!