As long as your membership is current, you will have access to everything we’re doing and we’ll ask for your input as we keep growing and doing more. You’ll also be offered opportunities to beta test new programs and offerings and receive regular discounts on products we bring to market.
You will also receive discount codes from our supply partners for fibers and other related materials.
Mastering short draw. Following on from the Spinning 1-4 series, many students have been asking questions about how to improve their short draw technique. This course answers all those questions, and many more besides!
Andean Backstrap weaving for beginners. Due to overwhelming demand, we are re-running the most popular Franquemont University class so far. The course is based on material recorded in February, with extra live sessions with our adjunct professors. You will learn to weave basic 3-pair patterns, how to wind and set-up a warp ready for weaving, as well as the proper terminology and information about suitable yarn to use, and you’ll go away with many different patterns to practice with.
Andean Backstrap 110. For those who have completed the beginners course, take your weaving to the next level and get started with patterns over 4 pairs.
Spinning Sweater Quantities
FIG: Spinning For Andean Weaving
Shenanigans! Join us for a month of fun and educational fibre related challenges, and prizes!
FIGS or Focused Interest Groups are ongoing guided study sessions where you can delve deep into our growing list of topics of interest to our members. Specific topics are chosen and dynamically scheduled throughout the trimester based on student participation and interest, and are always recorded. FIGs are intended to provide responsive deeper-dive sessions involving what our active members want to know. Our current list of topics is:
- Andean Weaving NEW!!
- Bast Fibers
- Blending Fibers
- Breed Studies
- Drafting Methods
- Fiber Preparation
- Luxury Fibers
- Plying Structures
- Sock Yarn NEW!!
- Spindle Productivity
- Spindle Focus
- Spinning For Weaving
- Spinning Fine
- Spinning Thick
- Synthetic Fibers
- Teaching Spinning
- Yarn Design
Want to know more about FIGs? Here you go!
In addition, registration for this level of membership comes with access to all prior FIGs on Discord, including those recorded courses, plus at live Office Hours sessions (also available recorded). Enjoy deeper dive sessions 60-90 minutes long on a variety of spindle topics, hand carding, and so much more!
YOU WILL NEED
– Computer, Phone, or Tablet that can run Zoom
– Computer, Phone, or Tablet that can run the Discord app, or a web browser that can access it
– YouTube access for recorded videos
– Preferred: Computer, Phone, or Tablet with a camera and microphone so you can share photos and videos
– Something to Spin, and Something to Spin With — your choice of fibers (you will also receive a discount code for recommended fibers from our supplying partners) and your choice of spindle or flyer (wheel or e-spinner).
This is a recurring membership. You can cancel at any time before the renewal date.