Novelty Yarn


Saturday, August 19
13:30 to 16:30


78,00 $
20,00 $
98,05 $ (without taxes)

Spaces available


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

Your weekend pass for the festival is included when taking a workshop. Only one pass per person. You can get your bracelet at the entrance.


Once you’ve mastered the basics of yarn construction the fun begins to try your hand and novelty yarns. In this workshop you will learn how to spin different types of novelty yarns both in the construction of the singles and the ply. Yarns to be covered include: Coil, Corespun, Knotted yarn, beaded yarn, spinning non-traditional yarn fabric and navajo ply.

What to bring

Binder yarn such as crochet cotton (core spinning), beading thread (Nymo or something similar), fine crochet hook, seed beads with a hole large enough to accommodate the beading thread, working wheel, spinning wheel oil, tensioned lazy kate, 3-4 empty bobbins with leader, scissors, ruler, sharpie marker (ultra fine tip)

Material provided:

Fabric, Fiber, Handouts


Alanna Wilcox
Saturday, August 19 13:30 to 16:30
Room #122 Complexe Whissell

Students should already be able to spin a yarn on their wheel

Alanna Wilcox spinnybuns

Alanna Wilcox spinnybuns

Alanna Wilcox is an accomplished fiber artist, designer, author and presenter with over 10 years history of spinning, dyeing, knitting, and teaching. She has earned the OHS Spinning Certificate with honors and is currently pursuing an in-depth study to earn the title Master Spinner. With a background in fine art and art education, she is able to make new fiber art techniques accessible to her students while helping them build confidence in using their newly acquired skills. She is currently on the faculty of Nazareth College in addition to having taught at an OHS Seminar and conference, the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival, & private group workshops. Alanna was introduced to fiber crafts at a young age by her grandmother when her love of playing with thread began. She finds inspiration in colors, textures, and soft squishy things.


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