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Learn to Spin: Basics for Beginners

Jan 14, 2024 9:30AM—Jan 28, 2024 4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341

In this two-session class, you’ll learn how to spin a continuous, stable yarn and you’ll learn the basics of plying and finishing a skein of handspun yarn. You’ll also learn about spinning wheel mechanics, how to care for your wheel, the basics of twist and its impact on your yarn, and how to skein and…

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Spinning Art Yarn: From Corespun to Tailspun

Apr 29, 2023 10:00AM—Apr 30, 2023 4:30PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Once you’ve mastered the art of handspinning, have some fun and dip your toes into the wonderful world of art yarn or novelty yarn spinning! This two-day, fast-paced class will teach you how to confidently spin well-constructed, fanciful yarn. You’ll learn basic skills including fiber preparation, core spinning, using add-ins, and spinning locks plus extra techniques…

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Flax Plant to Linen Yarn

Apr 30, 2022 9:00AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Flax is one of the oldest textile fibers, dating back over 35,000 years to prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland before wrapping Egyptian mummies, providing sails for Roman ships, and clothing colonial settlers. Now you have a chance to prepare and spin this fabulous fiber! You’ll have an opportunity to process flax using 18th-century tools, you’ll learn different methods…

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Spinning Silk

Apr 29, 2022 9:00AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Legend has it that around 2700 B.C. Empress Hsi Ling Shi was sitting under a mulberry tree when a  silkworm cocoon fell into her tea and unraveled. The Empress noticed that the delicate thread was soft and strong so she figured out how to spin and weave it into luxurious fabric. The Chinese then kept the raising of silkworms and the…

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Acadian Spinning

Aug 29, 2021 11:00AM—5:30PM

Learn to spin cotton like a Cajun in this one-day class! You’ll start by carding cotton to prepare for spinning and then you’ll learn to spin cotton singles like the Acadians of Southern Louisiana – sitting alongside your wheel (instead of facing it) and spinning off the point of a quill. With some practice, you’ll…

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Spinning for Socks: Step by Step Success (Rescheduled)

Nov 29, 2020 1:00PM—4:00PM

If you’ve been wanting to spin your own sock yarn but you aren’t quite sure of where to start, this is the (virtual!) class for you. We’ll start with a combination of lecture and demonstration, during which Debbie will cover the properties behind spinning a durable sock yarn: fiber selection and fabric, twist and its analysis,…

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Variations on a Draw: Beyond Wool

Nov 14, 2020 1:00PM—Nov 22, 2020 2:30PM

So, you’ve learned to spin, but trying a new fiber makes your hands sweat and your body shudder. In this virtual class, you’ll learn to control your thread and wheel instead of letting them control you! You already have a method of holding the fiber and drafting it into a thread – your “draw”. Now, expand…

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Plying for Spindle Lovers

Oct 10, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

If you love your spindles but find yourself wondering “Now what?” once your cop is full, wonder no more! This class will take the mystery out of how to ply from your spindles and will help you create hefty, full-sized skeins of your spindled yarn. You’ll learn at least five different methods for efficiently winding…

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Past | Archive

May Book Club Meeting

May 21, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM


Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show 2024 Opening Reception

May 11, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341

Stitching Time

May 01, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM


Freeform Weaving Weekend

Apr 27, 2024 10:00AM—Apr 28, 2024 6:00PM

HanDen Studios 242 Kirkley Rd Tyrone, GA 30290

April Book Club Meeting

Apr 16, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM


Crochet for Beginners

Apr 13, 2024 12:30PM—4:30PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341