Stephenie Gaustad – March 2019


(Price reflects fees for workshop/materials – workshop/materials plus optional membership)

Stephenie Gaustad is university trained as an artist, designer, illustrator and weaver. She designs and executes classic garments, spins whatever yarn is needed and is heavily involved in fiber preparation, color and cloth design. Stephenie has taught the textile arts of spinning, weaving and dyeing for more than forty years. In 2001, she illustrated Alden Amos’ Big Book of Handspinning. She wrote and illustrated her own Practical Spinners Guide to Cotton, Flax and Hemp. When asked her favorite spinning fiber, she responds, “The one in my hand.”

2-Day Workshop: Comprehensive Spinning Class – Woolen/Worsted
March 7 & 8, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Thursday & Friday)
More details below (after lecture description)

Guild members: $95.00
Non-members: $125.00
Materials fee: $20
Membership (optional): $35, $50 (family)

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Lecture: Stephenie’s Seven – Trunk Show and Discussion
March 6, 2019 at 11:00 am (during the guild meeting)

Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-guild members are welcome.

2-Day Workshop: Comprehensive Spinning Class – Woolen/Worsted
March 7 & 8, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm (Thursday & Friday)
Cotati Community Center, 201 Sierra Avenue, Cotati, CA (in the Copeland Classroom) (map)

Fiber preparation and drafting technique leave their indelible imprint on your yarn. Learn what to expect from carded and combed materials and experience how different drafting techniques affect yarn appearance and behavior.

The first day of this class focuses on woolen yarn production including carded and cloud preparation followed by demonstration and hands-on experience of woolen draft and spinning. The second day spends less time prepping using commercial combed tops and focusing on the worsted draft and development of the quality of luster. Class concludes with comparison of the two different systems and their effect on yarn.

Class size: minimum: 12; maximum: 18

Student Skill Level: can spin a single and ply, comfortable with spinning and looking to expand skills, advanced.

Student materials fee: $20 (for all fibers and handouts)

Students should bring: a functional spinning wheel or spindle with which you are comfortable, hand cards. Wool combs are optional.

Instructor will provide: spinning fibers, handouts. A few sets of small combs will be available to borrow.

Workshop fee for guild members: $95.00 plus $20.00 materials fee
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $125.00 plus $20 materials fee

Cancellation policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration exceeds the minimum participant requirement for the workshop.

For more information: contact Ellen LaBruce, or 707-938-1993