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

Trading Post – Spinning and Knitting

$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.


June 1 10–noon – Skirting & Sorting Fleeces with Kate
1–3pm – Building a Sheep Breed Notebook with Kate. All materials provided. Kate has a large collection of sheep-breed handouts and small amounts of wools. Help her destash while building a resource for easy and fun recordkeeping.

June 8 No classes

June 15 10–noon –New Breeds: Polypay, Columbia, Corriedale with Nelly
1–3pm Open Spinning and Knitting with Nelly Bring what you’re working on and enjoy some peaceful fiber work. I will be available to help if needed.

June 22 No classes.

June 29 10–noon – Topic TBA with Nelly

July 6 10–noon – Shetland Lace Spun Two Ways with Kate Several of you have been asking questions about spinning for Shetland haps and lace. Come try several yarn styles with Shetland tops and fleece.
1–3pm – Marled Yarns Made Easy with Kate. Love the look of marled yarns, but hate spinning across the top of multiple tops or rovings? Kate will show you another way.

3 thoughts 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

    1. Hi Susan,
      I’m not offering classes for beginners only right now. Our group is so diverse and everyone wants to join in on Saturdays! You are welcome to join us any Saturday that classes are being held and I’ll be happy to teach you to spin on a spindle or wheel. As you can see here, classes typically run from 10-noon and 1-3pm ($15 each session).
      This Saturday will be an natural dyeing class, so that would be the only one I would suggest not joining to learn to spin. You’re welcome to join us for dyeing, but I’ll be running around the dyepots. You will get more attention from me on a different Saturday. : )
      Our Saturday group is so welcoming and helpful. We would love to have you join us! If you have further questions email me at

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