Spinning at WEBS

Of course I shopped, it's WEBS!
Of course I shopped, it’s WEBS! This is the warehouse attached to the store.

WEBS had their second Spinning Summit this past weekend and I was lucky and grateful to teach.

It was a mighty gang that gathered to spin with Amy King, Beth Smith and me. We taught three classes each. The attendees somehow picked three out of the nine classes.

I taught Fractal Frolic, Successive Plying, and premiered a new class – Match Game. It’s all about learning to match, project, intention and yarn for a knitting project. I’m teaching this next in a couple of weeks at SAFF.

My students were dedicated and really fast spinners. They had a ton of questions and burned through all of the material and fiber I had for them. I was so very impressed with how focused they were in class with all of WEBS just inches away. There was yoga, a spin-in, games, a great swag bag, and of course shopping.

A peek into the Spinning Summit.

Every time I walked through the store or warehouse, yarn seemed to jump into my apron pockets. I ended up with a sweater’s worth of yarn for Isobel, yarn for hats, yarn for two projects in the new Mason Dixon Field Guide (patterns by Thea Coleman), and I tiny bit more alpaca to weave scarves.

Yes, I do plan to stop shopping for yarn and start weaving soon. I can hear you thinking.

I hope all of you have been having fun spinning for Spinzilla, or just spinning as fall finally rolls in in North America.


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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com