Randy Glick Workshop

Montana Fiber Sampler A-Y

(Alpaca to Yak)

Saturday 9am – 12 noon


The objective of this class is to explore several Montana sourced fibers; tell you where you can find MT fiber; and then show approaches to spinning those various fibers.

Two questions I always ask myself as a spinner is where can I find interesting fibers from MT, and how do I spin that.

Students will get to try their hand at spinning these fabulous fibers, and will leave with spun samples of each fiber.

The instructor will provide fiber for use during class plus a handout.

Students should a spinning wheel in good working order, and be able to proficiently spin a continuous single.

Randy Glick is a Montana Circle of American Masters inductee and past President of the Great Falls Spinners and Weavers Guild.

He enjoys spinning, weaving and knitting surrounded by the mountains, plains and rivers of north central Montana. Randy has taught extensively and won numerous awards for his spinning. Most recently, he spun over 30,000 yards of “historically accurate” singles for a Celtic weaving done by a German weaver. When not busy working on a new piece or teaching, he keeps busy looking for ways to promote the arts, especially in fiber rich Montana.

Perfect Plying
Sunday June 11th 9am til noon

In order to create the finished yarn you desire, you must understand some basic plying techniques. The goal of this class is to work from the basics of plying to more advanced techniques – and a couple “different” techniques I came up with as a production spinner.

This class is a natural follow up to Splendid Singles.
Students should be able to spin continuous singles.
Students should bring a spinning wheel in good working order, at least 3 empty bobbins and a device to hold bobbins for plying.

Randy will supply all of the fiber samples to be plied, plus a set of handouts.