Classes in Indiana

Kate hosts spinning and knitting gatherings several Saturdays each month at the Trading Post in Pendleton. If you have questions about the session topics, skill level, or want to receive Kate’s monthly newsletter, contact katelarsontextiles@gmail.com.



Trading Post – Spinning and Knitting with Kate

$15 for each two-hour session. This is a very casual, open-format gathering and you should feel free to bring questions and your knitting, spindle, or wheel. If you have something specific you would like to learn or you are new to the group, just send me an email. Each session will have a topic for discussion. The morning classes tend to focus on spinning and the afternoon classes focus on knitting.


Sept 2  10am-noon – Preparing and Spinning Cotton from Bolls and Ginned Lint. Do you have a tahkli, charkha, or light-weight spindle? Bring it along!
1-3pm – Finishing Natural Color Cotton. Kate will have yarns to use. We will wet finish our cotton yarns in several ways to develop different colors.

Sept 9    No classes. Kate will be teaching at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool.

Sept 16  10am-noon – Spinning and Blending Sea Silk.
1-3pm – Knitting Topic (TBD)

Sept 23  10am-noon – Spinning Polish Merino.
1-3pm – Spinzilla Training Session! Free for members of Trading Post Spinners.

Sept 30 No classes. Kate will be teaching at Sauder Village.

Oct 7 10am-noon – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Batts. Odd bits, neps and noils that we         accumulate at spinners can be reborn as beautiful, textured batts. Kate will have batts to spin and you are welcome to bring your odd-bit collection to create your own batt on a drumcarder.
1-3pm – Spinning and Knitting Clinic. Need some help? Join us!

Oct 14 No classes. Kate will be teaching in Montana

Oct 21 No classes. Kate will be teaching in New Mexico.

Oct 28 No classes. Kate will (still) be teaching in New Mexico.

Nov 4 No classes. Kate will be teaching at the Indianapolis Art Center.   

Nov 11 10am-noon – Spinning CVM wool.
1-3pm – Knitting topic TBD.

Nov 18 No classes. Kate will be teaching at John C. Campbell Folk School.

Nov 25 Topics TBD.

One thought on “Classes in Indiana

  1. I will be coming to trading post tomorrow. Bringing my wheel and need to learn how to spin the fiber. I already can ply but just can’t figure how to start spinning the fiber. Have been using a drop spindle up to now. But now I have a wheel I need the figure out how to spin on it. Thanks, see you there! Lee

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