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.


April 13  No classes.

April 20  No classes. Kate will be at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, IN.

April 27   10–noon –10–noon – Spinning for Consistency with Kate
1–3pm – Free-Form Stitching 2 Bring a few scraps of fabric or choose some from Kate’s pile of thrift fabrics. We will make some small swatches or you can jump into a simple project bag design. To learn more about this kind of stitching, look online for boro and kantha fabrics. For those that attended last time, we will go more in depth with pattern and design.

May 4  10–noon – Drumcarding for Worsted Preparation Two Ways with Kate
1–3pm – Supported Spindles with Kate. Have you tried Russian and Tibetan supported spindles? Kate as new spindles in her collection that you are welcome to try!

May 11  No classes.

May 18  10–-noon – Onion-skin dying with Nelly I want to see for myself the different shades you get when you use white onion skins versus red onion skins. You can join me! Bring some yarn to dye or I’ll have some you can sample with.
1–3pm Open spinning and knitting. Bring what you’re working on and enjoy some peaceful fiber work. I will be available to help if needed.

May 25  10–noon Bunnies!! with Nelly A new friend, Karen Stegmeier, will bring one of her Angora bunnies and we will explore spinning it straight and blending it with other yummy things. 
1–3pm Knitting with angora and angora blend yarns.  I’ll have some suggested projects and some yarns to play with.  Give angora a test drive and perhaps cast on your next knitted item!

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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