Private Lessons

Raw wool fleece

Private Lessons

Private lessons are taught at my home studio in the Indianapolis, Indiana area or online via Skype.  The benefit of a private lesson is you decide exactly what material you want covered and at what pace.  The cost is $25/hour and I teach in one-hour increments.  Rates are negotiable for more than one student at a time.  Please email me at floofymoose@gmail.com if you are interested in a private lesson. Available topics are listed below and other topics are available upon request if it is something I feel comfortable providing instruction on.

  • Fiber Prep:
    • Buying and cleaning a fleece (different types)
    • Combing fiber
    • Carding fiber (with hand cards or a drum carder)
    • Blending fibers
    • Batts vs. Rolags vs. Punis vs. Top – What Do They Mean?
  • Spinning:
    • Learning to spin (wheel or drop spindle)
    • Drafting
    • Wheel mechanics
    • Plying
    • How to spin luxury and exotic fibers
    • Spinning for lace
    • Spinning with beads
  • Dyeing (I use acid dyes):
    • Kettle dyeing (stovetop and crockpot)
    • Painted skeins
  • Knitting:
    • Beginning knitting
    • Matching yarns and patterns
    • Lace knitting
    • Colorwork
    • Knitting with beads
    • Reading charts
    • Getting the most out of Ravelry
  • Other:
    • DIY stitch markers
    • Beaded wire bracelets