Spinning Wheel Class held at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead.
Come learn the ancient art of hand spinning in the historic Bouman-Stickney House. The goal of these four sessions is to give the novice spinner the knowledge and skill to create plied skeins of wool ready for knitting or crocheting. You need no previous experience or even a spinning wheel because you will learn on the museum wheels and equipment. However, if you have a wheel, you are welcome to bring it. All supplies will be provided.
Shari Gifford, a retired college professor, will be conducting the class. In the first session, the students will spin using a drop spindle. In session two, the students will learn to treadle the wheel. In session three, the students will practice the wheel, then ply and create a skein using a niddie-noddie and spinner’s weasel. In the last session, the students will practice and perfect wheel proficiency.
The four sessions are $130, and will be held on Saturdays: March 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To register, call the museum at 908-236-2327. Make checks payable to: Readington Township. Mail to: Readington Museums, P.O. Box 216, Stanton, NJ 08885.
The Readington Museums received an operating support re-grant from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.