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Spinning 101 (November 4th) with Casey Ryder


Want to take your yarn obsession to the next level?  Casey Ryder of PortFiber will be visiting to teach the basics of wheel spinning:  wheel mechanics, drafting, creating a singles, and making a 2-ply yarn.  Before you know it, you'll be zenned out, spinning the yarn of your dreams!

Class Time

Friday, November 4th from 3 - 6 pm 


  • 2 oz of roving - Casey will be bringing roving to her trunk show!
  • Spinning wheel - let us know if you have your own or need to rent one from the shop! (Rental fee is not included in the class price)



Casey Ryder is the owner of PortFiber, a fiber arts supply shop in Portland, Maine. Casey regularly teaches wheel and drop spindle spinning, and rigid heddle weaving classes, and invites other fiber arts instructors to teach workshops throughout the year.  In 2016, Casey became the US Distributor of Cashmere People Yarns, a women-run business of hand spinners in Tajikistan & Afghanistan. She has since traveled to Tajikistan to meet the women she represents.  This experience lives in her heart while she travels the US promoting their handspun cashmere and cashgora yarns. You can read about her travels in Tajikistan in the Trade issue of Taproot Magazine. In her spare time, Casey likes to knit, dance, drink coffee, read fantasy novels, and bike around town.

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