Spinning Hemp – SOLD OUT

Skill Level


Required Skills:

  • Know how to operate your wheel

Class Schedule

2 Hours

  • Thursday, March 14, 3:30 pm


Students will learn how to adjust their wheel for spinning hemp fiber. Several methods of spinning hemp fiber will be taught with a variety of hemp fibers. A little history of hemp, what happened to hemp, and what the future of hemp fiber is in the USA and around the world.


Registration Fee $10
Materials Fee $5

Materials Fee includes: Several varieties of hemp fiber.

Students to Bring

  • Spinning wheel
  • Lap cloth
  • 3 bobbins
  • Lazy Kate
  • Small dish for water

Instructor Bio

First a professional teacher and then a spinner, Joan Ruane has been teaching spinning classes throughout the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand since 1980. Active in local and regional Guilds, she has also owned and operated fiber shops in both Florida and Arizona. Joan has published cotton newsletters, written articles for fiber magazines and has published three DVDs: Cotton Spinning Made Easy, Cotton Spinning with A Takli/ Charkha, and Spinning Hemp. She has republished Hand Spinning Cotton by Harry and Olive Linder, bringing it up to date with modern techniques. In 2015, Joan published the much needed “Beginning Cotton Spinning on the Wheel” workbook. Her DVDs and books can be streamed or purchased through www.Taperootvideo.com. For more information, check out her website, www.cottonspinning.com.


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