Saturday, April 04, 2009

Spinning Class: Session I

Several of us signed up for spinning classes at City Arts. Today was the first day with our instructor, Nancy Squire. Judy, Jan, Maxine, Pat and I will be learning to prepare fiber, card, dye and spin yarn on a variety of different wheels. We

learned the basics of setting up a wheel and working with roving. I've had some time to get familiar with my Ashford Joy but found during class I had too much tension on the brake band and the belt broke.

But no worries, Nancy rigged me up with a new drive belt from twine and I was back in business. Nancy sent us home with three bundles of roving to practice with until next Saturday so I've got some work to do -- and a new replacement belt to order.