Spinning with Enrica McMillon Andrew Carroll June 14, 2016 Enrica McMillon will be teaching a craft class in Spinning during Week 5, August 2-9, 2015. Augusta has offered craft & folklore classes since our workshops began in 1973, and we’re working hard to build our craft & folklore program with some new classes and old favorites. We have craft & folklore classes scheduled each week this summer. Week 5 is also Old-Time Week, Vocal Week, and American Vernacular Dance Week. Students will learn how to prepare and handle fibers from raw wool to completed works using a variety of preparation techniques. Experienced spinners can join the class to hone their skills. Students with wheels are encouraged to bring their own. A few wheels will be available for rent from the instructor for $40. Materials fee will vary, based on student projects. (Beg./Int.) Enrica McMillon, a native of Randolph County, WV, grew up in the tiny Swiss village of Helvetia and has worked with many different forms of fiber arts since her early childhood. She learned spinning from her grandmother when she was seven and hasn’t stopped since. Not content with basic spinning, she has expanded her knowledge and skills at every opportunity and uses many different spinning techniques and fibers to create yarns suitable for various applications. She uses her yarns for weaving, knitting, crochet, lacemaking and more. When not spinning, she may be found engaged in a more recent passion: needle felting wool sculptures. She is a long-time member of the Mountain Weavers Guild and her fiber works have won awards at various art shows. Register today to reserve your space, visit http://augustaheritagecenter.org/, click “REGISTER,” and select craft & folklore for the week of your class. More information is available at https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/craft/. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.