Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Wonders of the Walking Wheel aka Great Wheel


    WONDERS OF THE WALKING WHEEL aka GREAT WHEEL- explore the myths, legends and spinning techniques of this wonderful wheel.

    Instructor: Susan Conover

    Prerequisites: Basic Spinning or equivalent

    Max Enrollment: 4

    Price: $185 (includes all instruction time, fibers & equipment) 

    Dates: June 23 & 24, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) from 9am-4:30pm

    Susan has spent many years spinning and demonstrating on her collection of Great Wheels. In this two-day hands-on class, participants will enjoy the myths and legends which surround this wonderful style of spinning wheel.

    Susan will also cover the following topics:

    • Wool preparation: worsted, semi-worsted and woolen
    • The left hand long draw
    • The Minor's head and direct drive head
    • Making new drive bands
    • Braiding cornhusk bearings
    • Leather bearing pros and cons
    Four wheels from the Conovers' private collection will be used in the class. Due to space limitations, please do not bring your own Great Wheel to class.

    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 sales@conoverworkshops.comwrite 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.