Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Wonders of the Walking Wheel


    Wonders of the Walking Wheel

    Explore the myths, legends and spinning techniques of the Walking Wheel aka Great Wheel 

    Instructor:Susan Conover

    Prerequisites:Basic Spinning or equivalent

    Max Enrollment:4
    Price:$175 (includes all instruction time, materials & use of equipment)

    Date Offered:Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4:30pm; April 22 & 23, 2017






    Susan Conover has spent many years spinning and demonstrating on her Walking Wheels, aka Great Wheels. In this two-day course she will share the myths and legends, which surround these wonderful wheels. 

    The following will also be covered with plenty of hands-on spinning time:

    • Wool preparation (worsted, semi-worsted and woolen) 
    • The left-hand draw 
    • Minor’s head vs direct drive 
    • Making new drive bands 
    • Braiding cornhusk bearings 

    Four wheels from Susan’s personal collection will be used during the class. Our studio space is limited so please do not bring your own Great Wheel.

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email, write or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.