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Monday, January 17, 2011

Master Spinning Certification Program Is a Go At Tempe Yarn & Fiber!


What:  Olds College Master Spinning Certification
The Master Spinner Program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of fibers, yarns and the end use of the spun yarns.  At all levels, students are evaluated on the basis of written assignments, practical projects, oral presentations and skill development.

When:  Level 1 will be held from March 7th through March 11th.  Class will go from 10 am to 5 pm with one hour for lunch.

Where: Classes will be held at Tempe Yarn & Fiber located at 1415 E. University Drive, Suite A102 in Tempe, Az.

What Does It Cost:  Olds College Registration fees is $450 with another $65 for material fees.  TYF is not charging anything for you to participate in the event, in fact, we are donating the space used for the class.

Sign Up: Registration will open on January 14th and will be a first come first serve basis.  We are limited to a maximum of 12 students.  Registration is done entirely through Olds College.  To sign up call them at and they recommend that you call them at 1-800-661-6537, extension 7956 or 4677

What Do I Need:  You'll need the following supplies for Level 1.  Equipment that you'll need includes a Spinning Wheel (we have a limited number of wheels which are available for in store use during the class) and a wide selection of Drop Spindles available for purchase.  Additional equipment required includes: Lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy, Hand Carders, and Flick Carder.  We typically carry a limited supply of these items so if you are going to need them give us a call so we can have them in stock for you to purchase.

For more information click here Olds College Registration.

Spinning Instructor will be Michellle Boyd:
Michelle Boyd is a Master Spinner and fibre artist living and working in Fort McMurray, Alberta.  Trained as a graphic artist, she began working as a custom handknitter while at home with her small children.  As her children grew, so did her passion for fibre and textiles, leading her to explore spinning, dyeing, felting and weaving.  She now combines all of these techniques in her work, which has been exhibited in the VAAA Gallery in Edmonton and at the Gibson’s Landing Fibre Arts Festival. Michelle has also taught spinning and knitting workshops at a number of regional conferences and festivals and is currently designing a series of knitting patterns for handspun yarns.

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