Create your own yarn with a spinning wheel!


Sunday, August 18
09:30 to 16:30


137,40 $ Can
25,00 $ Can
162,40 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


This class is intented for beginners wanting to know how to use a spinning wheel. Learn the theory and how to apply it: anatomy of the spinning wheel, fibre types and preparation, plying the yarn and finishing.

What to bring

A functioning spinning wheel You can rent one for the day for $30. Send an e-mail to:

Material provided:

  • Handouts
  • combs
  • hand and drum carders
  • spindles
  • wool samples and 100 grams of hand-dyed wool


Julie Biron
Sunday, August 18 09:30 to 16:30
Room 7 AFSPN


Julie Biron

Julie BironLa Julie Factrie

Julie Biron first obtained a bachelor’s degree in public communications in 1997, followed by a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts in 2001. However, it is during a one-year stay at the École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence that she slowly became interested in the textile arts, a field in which she is passionately evolving ever since. During the last 15 years, Julie has developed her artistic practice. Halfway between exploration and the utilitarianism of objects, she teaches the numerous possibilities of this artistic field using ancestral techniques such as felting, weaving, spinning and knitting. Motivated by her passion for transferring her knowledge, Julie has developed a learning framework and workshops where practice is greatly simplified to give free rein to the creativity and the intuition of participants. The results are absolutely stunning despite the rigorous techniques that are required by certain disciplines, such as weaving, spinning, etc.


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