No Fear Cotton Spinning Workshop with Tom Knisely

  • 21 Jan 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Honolulu Museum of Art School,1111 Victoria Street, Honolulu, HI 96814 Room 101
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No Fear Cotton Spinning Workshop

Join us for this one day workshop, No Fear Cotton Spinning, with instructor, Tom Knisely. Registration is open to the public. Please register online to pay by PayPal, credit card or be invoiced and mail a check to Hawaiʻi Handweavers' Hui, P.O. Box 11808, Honolulu, HI 96828.

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This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaiʻi and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tom Knisely, owner of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York County, Pennsylvania and nationally known authority on weaving and spinning, will be teaching in Hawaiʻi in January 2019.

Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. He has been studying, collecting and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades, making him one of the most well versed weaving instructors in North America. In addition to teaching, Knisely weaves professionally and is a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. He is the author of three books: Weaving Rag Rugs, Weaving Baby Blankets and Table Toppers.

Voted Handwoven’s Teacher of the Year, Knisely is renowned among his students for his kindness, good humor, and “seemingly infinite knowledge on the subject of weaving.” His broad knowledge of textiles and textile equipment has brought him international recognition and he is frequently asked to teach and lecture to groups all over the world. For more information go to

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No Fear Cotton Spinning  $100

Mon. Jan. 21   9 am - 4 pm

Learn the tricks of the cotton trade. Look at several different varieties of cotton and learn to properly prepare the for spinning. Learn to adjust and set up your spinning wheel to make spinning cotton possible. Double drive and Scotch tension wheels work best for spinning cotton. How do you do a long draw on your wheel, essential to spinning cotton? At the end of the day you will feel more confident and excited about successfully spinning your own cotton thread for your next weaving or knitting project.

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