Join Master Spinner and Shetland Shepherd Judi Lehrhaupt at the shop. You don't want to miss this!
This is a fun class that will help you elevate your spinning skills to the next level. This workshop focuses on using a variety of techniques to create different yarns from the same fiber. Course details:
One session: Saturday, March 9th
Instructor: OHS Master Spinner Judi Lehrhaupt from Ewe Can Do It Shetland Sheep Farm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The morning will be dedicated to practical skills such as:
Finding the angle of twist
Determining the length from the orifice to the pinch
Measuring wraps per inch for singles and plied
Learning to count (dancing with your yarn)
The afternoon will be dedicated to playing with these creatively, making a variety of yarns and samples.
Class fee: $175 (includes fiber materials)
Skill Level: Must be able to spin singles and ply (yarn does not have to be consistent)
Bring your spinning wheel in good working condition
Other instructions will be given after registration
Judy Lehrhaupt BIO: My life before fiber included being a Speech Pathologist, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Voice and Speech Trainer, Director of a Drama School, singer, dancer, actor, mother, wife, dog trainer, and teacher. Although my mother taught me to knit when I was 8 years old, my focus in fiber arts started about 24 years ago when I began to raise sheep. At that time, I had a Shetland Sheep dog with herding instinct and wanted to have some sheep for practice. A friend and I bought some Shetland Sheep (Shetland Sheep Dog = Shetland Sheep). RIGHT! Only Shetland Sheep don’t flock well. Long story short, I fell in love with the sheep and have been raising Shetland Sheep since. With sheep in the back yard the idea of creating my own yarn intrigued me. I began spinning lessons with Betty Oldenburg at The Spinnery in 1994 and have studied with a variety of excellent instructors since. In 2002 I began a 6-year program of study through the Ontario Hand Spinners (OHS) to become a master spinner. I received a certificate after the six years and, went on to complete an In-Depth Study on “The Versatility of a Shetland Fleece”. In 2017 I was awarded the Ontario Hand Spinners Master Spinner Certificate. Recent teaching experiences in fiber arts have included; mentoring high school students whose graduation projects involved learning to spin, becoming a fleece judge to help contestants learn how to skirt fleeces for showing, teaching fiber arts classes at local shops, organizations and in my studio.