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There is nothing more soothing or peaceful as spinning! Come twist the day away spinning fibers as light as clouds, creating novelty yarns, or learning other new spinning techniques from our highly qualified staff.

 
 

ENGLISH LONGDRAW VS. AMERICAN LONGDRAW
1 Session $45
Thursday, September 7, 7–9:30pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
What is the difference between English longdraw (double drafting) and American longdraw? It depends. We will spin wool and cotton both ways and you can see the difference between the two techniques and add another drafting method to your spinning repertoire. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL. FIBERS PROVIDED.

BEGINNING SPINNING ON A WHEEL
6 Sessions $195
Begins Thursday, September 21, 7–9:30pm
Dye day: Saturday, October 21, 10am–3pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
Spider Woman taught the Navajo women to spin with a spindle made of lightning and turquoise. While we can’t provide that kind of equipment, we can continue the tradition. Wool, greasy, clean and commercially processed is our fiber. The last class is an all-day natural dye workshop. Women who are pregnant should take the dye class at a later time when they are not pregnant. ALL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.
PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES.

WORKING WITH ALPACA
1 Session $45
Monday, October 9, 1–4pm
Chris Switzer, instructor
This class will start with skirting and sorting a fleece, then move to preparation using handcarders versus a roving carder. You will compare Suri with silk, visit Paco-Vicuña and ply alpaca with mohair for texture. Chris and her husband have raised alpacas for 37 years so there will be lots of information about raising them as well. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL AND HANDCARDS.

SPINNING 2
4 Sessions $105
Begins Thursday, November 2, 7–9:30pm (no class November 23)
Maggie Casey, instructor
Now that you know what the knobs on your spinning wheel are for, is it time for another class? Spinning 2 will include such varied topics as t.p.i. (twists per inch), use of wool combs, Navajo plying and more. We will cover different techniques to give you more control over the size and twist of the yarn you spin. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED. BRING YOUR WHEEL. FIBERS PROVIDED.

YOU CAN’T TELL A BRAID BY ITS COLOR
2 Sessions $70
Thursday, December 7 & 14, 7–9:30pm
Maggie Casey, instructor
We fall in love with those beautiful hand-dyed braids and then are sometimes surprised when the yarn doesn’t meet our expectations. We will look at the way braids are dyed and how that affects the colorplay. Then we will spin the braids and see how many different looks you can get from one roving. BEGINNING SPINNING SKILLS REQUIRED.
FIBERS PROVIDED. BRING YOUR WHEEL & AT LEAST 4 BOBBINS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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We are conveniently located in the
Table Mesa Shopping Center
635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305

Tel: (303) 494-1071 Fax: (303) 554-6593
Email: shuttles@shuttlesspindlesandskeins.com

Hours: Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Closed Sundays
Special Holiday Shopping Hours
Sundays December 3, 10, and 17 from 1 - 5pm
Sunday, December 24, from 1 - 3pm

Holiday Closures:
Monday, September 4, Labor Day
Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day
Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Tuesday, January 2, Closed for Inventory

We accept: Visa/MasterCard/Discover

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25th Birthday Sale

Saturday, September 23, 10am—6pm One Day Only

Enter to Win One of Ten $50 Gift Certificates
15% Off All Schacht Equipment (Except Cranbrook Looms)
15% Off All In-Stock Merchandise (Includes Books, Magazines, Patterns, Buttons, Fiber, etc.)
All Sales Are Final! Payment must be made in full at time of purchase. Checks and Cash are preferred, but Mastercard, Visa, and Discover are cheerfully accepted. Sorry, We Can’t Wind Yarn on Sale Day

SHUTTLES SPIN IN & KNIT IN
Bring your wheel and/or needles and join other knitters & spinners in an evening of good company. Click for info

COMMUNITY KNITTING
We are happy knitters dedicated to helping children in need in our area. Come join the fun! Click for info

ESTHER RODGERS WEEKEND September 15-17. Click for info

CLEMES & CLEMES WEEKEND November 4-5. Click for info

SPECIAL CLASSES with Ann Budd & Adele Beerman

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Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins, Inc • Located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center 635 South Broadway, Unit E, Boulder, CO 80305
TEL (303) 494-1071 FAX (303) 554-6593 Open Mon. 12-6, Tues. - Sat. 10-6 Visa/MasterCard/Discover


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SUPPLIES: YARN | WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | BOOKS | POLICIES & PERKS | MAP TO STORE | SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER | VIEW OUR STORE | HOME |
CLASSES:  WEAVING | SPINNING | KNITTING | CRAFTS | WORKSHOPS & EVENTS | REGISTRATION | INSTRUCTORS
 | PRINT CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS PHOTOS |