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Madison Wool Workshop

  • Madison Wool 56 Wall St. Madison, CT USA (map)

Grizzly Spun- $75 per student

Here we will create a fuzzy, grizzly, curly, crimpy, raw yarn all without using a drum carder.  We will incorporate multiple techniques in the yarn including, but not limited to, tail spinning, core spinning,Navajo plying, and thread plying.  You can also add a pop of color, sparkle, or fabric to your natural Grizzly yarn.   It can be as simple or as complicated as you want. If you have a basic ability of spinning on a wheel and plying, you can spin a Grizzly yarn!

We’ll have a sharing table with fiber that you can donate to and grab from to add to the fiber you bring with you.


  • Must already know how to spin basic yarn.
  • Must have a spinning wheel.


Bring to class:

  • Spinning wheel
  • Any fleece you want to spin (Corriedale, Cormo, Merino, Alpaca, etc.)  You can use wool top as long as you also have loose, uncarded fleece as well.
  • Fleece with texture (Suri Alpaca, Alpaca with guard hairs, Gotland, Mohair curls, etc.)
  • Locks long enough for tail spinning (Teeswater,  Wensleydale, Cotswald, etc.)  (longer than 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm).
  • Any lace, fabric strips, or sparkle (Angelina or Firestar) you want to add.
  • Core thread strong enough to not snap when you pull on it. (A non-slick thread would be best, not bamboo or silk for the core)
  • Any threads you want to use for plying.
  • it’s ok if your fibers are dyed, as long as you have a good selection that hasn’t been carded.

(If you register for both the Grizzly Spun and the Freeform Construction Workshop, you will get $20 off.)

Later Event: July 10
Madison Wool Workshop