January 30, 2015

Exotic Fibers with Robin Russo

Saturday, March 21, 2015

(Snow date Sunday, March 22, 2015)

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Putney School
Sponsor: River Spinners - riverspinners@gmail.com

Class objectives:
This spinning class will cover, yak, camel, qiviut, llama, alpaca, angora, and silk. We will discuss each animal's geography, history, and fiber properties. We will also spin from raw fiber, commercially prepared fiber, and our own fiber preparations. We will cover wheel adjustments, spinning techniques, and fiber preparation.

Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, felting, dyeing, and working with exotic fibers. She has been teaching since 1989 at gatherings of spinners, weavers, knitters, and historical societies. She had been a fiber enthusiast for more than forty years and takes every opportunity to explore its potential.

Minimum requirements:
Some spinning experience and comfort with own spinning equipment for basic yarn expected.

What to bring:
Spinning wheel, hand cards, combs, bagged lunch, a great attitude and willingness to try something new. (Guild has some extra combs)

Members $35 plus $18 materials fee. Send check for $53.
Non members $60 plus $18 materials fee. Send check for $78.
Cost to become a member $20 join and save!  Send check for $73 (adult) or
just $10 youth through 21.  Send check for $63 (youth) and gain all the member benefits.
(Not sure if you are a member? Did you get the early bird email? Then you are) 

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please only request if the cost is preventative for you to attend. Scholarship recipients will have class fee waived and will still need to pay materials fee.

Registration in advance is required. If you are planning to attend please register by February 24 for Robin to prepare for the class. The hard registration deadline is March 14. Space is only reserved when payment is received. Please send your payment to our Treasurer, River Spinners, c/o Leslie Markey, PO Box 91, East Dover VT 05341-0091. Detailed directions will follow with confirmation upon receipt of payment. Visit http://riverspinners.blogspot.com/ for the link to register or email riverspinners@gmail.com.

Refund Policy:
100% refund prior to March 7; 50% March 8 - 13; 0% March 14 and after.

January 24, 2015

Robin Russo Exotic Fiber Workshop March 21

We are getting ready to release the registration for Robin's Workshop!!!! Watch your email. . .