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Amy King – Spinning Workshop / Retreat

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill is pleased to host Amy King for a three day spinning retreat at Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield, Vermont on July 8, 9 & 10, 2018.
Amy King (aka ‘Boogie’) is the owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio in Lisbon, Maine. One of the most dedicated and impassioned of the “younger generations” of handspinners, she has played a significant role in the spinning community for years. Known for her fiber prep and dyeing, she is acclaimed by spinners across the country as well as internationally for her fiber samples and innovative fiber club. Amy is the author of the highly received “Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarn You Want.”
YARN Magazine says, “Amy King is a spinning force to be reckoned with . . . [her book] content is killer for those wanting to take their spinning to the next level.
Sunday, July 8: Check in at Lareau Farm Inn. Retreat begins across the street at Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill for a meet and greet and BBQ. Trunk Show with Amy King.
Monday, July 9: “Sock It to Me” – Full day workshop. The sock yarn you make now is ok but you know it could be better. Maybe you ventured into making sock yarn because you’re not sure it’s going to hold up. What materials do I use? How do I spin it so it’s sturdy but not rope-like? We’ll answer those questions and more. You’ll walk out of the class ready to make excellent sock yarn.

Tuesday, July 10: “All the Single…Yarn” – Half day workshop. Anyone that knows Amy, knows she loves her singles yarns. Thin, energized, worsted, bulky, fancy, even thick ‘n thin…all of them. If you like them too and want to make better singles that are not meant for plying then this is the class. Amy will go over how to make the singles, how to tell if you’re going about it right, how to perfect them and how to finish them off. This is a fun class and some things may be surprising if you’ve never made singles yarns. At the end of class if time allows, we’ll go over how to use the singles in garments to get predictable results.

Student requirements: Spinning level – intermediate. You must have a good working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with basic spinning instructions. Please bring a wheel in good working order with 4 (5 is better) bobbins. If you have a wheel that has extra whorls, bring them. It’s also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate. You must also be able to work with the yarn in knitting, crochet or weaving. Please bring an array of hooks, needles or a little sample loom so you can work with your product. Material fee: $64 paid to instructor.

Workshops & Lodging Package: $625. Includes: Workshops, Sunday BBQ, Monday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tuesday breakfast, lunch.
Workshops Only Package: $385. Includes: Workshops, Sunday BBQ, Monday lunch and dinner, Tuesday lunch.

Workshop material fees are extra and paid directly to the instructor. Retreat is limited to 17 attendees.

For reservations contact Kristen Judkins at Payment in full required at time of reservation. Payment via check or PayPal. No refunds after June 15, 2018. For additional information call:
Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill * (802) 496-7746. * www. * 6163 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673


Contact Information

Susan Snider
, VT

(802) 496-7746