*Please note, summer pottery programs are limited due to studio closures for renovations.


Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

Fibre Arts – Spin it up a Notch

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Instructor: Elana Goodfellow

Do you know how to spin and are ready to take the next step in your fibre arts journey? Or are you self-taught and want to fill in some knowledge gaps? Then spin it up a notch with Master Spinner Elana! Topics discussed include plying, different types of drafts, whorls and ratios, moving between spinning finer, spinning larger and spinning from different fibre preparations.

This class is suitable for beginner spinners — participants must bring their own spinning wheel or e-spinner, 200 grams of unspun wool or wool-blend top, 5 metres of a hand-spun single spun by you and be able to spin a continuous single. There will be time set aside for questions, so bring your biggest spinning issues so we can work on improving them for you. Materials provided include a 25-gram batt, 25 grams of washed fleece and a booklet to take home!

Elana Goodfellow has been hand spinning for 12 years and has acquired her Master Spinner Certification from Olds College. Her passion is exploring, continuing and revitalizing the art and craft of the past. Teaching, writing and sharing hand-spinning techniques are part of that journey. You can find Elana on Instagram at @twotimesinfinity.


Ages: 14+

Location: Historic River Lots4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert

Date: September 7, 10 am–2 pm


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JoanClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"We enjoyed the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and received great instruction. Loved it!"

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VanessaClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"The program brought together an excellent group of people with different levels of treaty knowledge. I loved how Celina approached topics with openness and empathy. Her discussion of the generational impacts of residential schools was very moving. Additionally, her sharing of her family’s oral histories of negotiating and signing treaties was eye-opening."

ReganClass: We Are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Treaty 6 Needlework Sampler

"Watching my daughter have a great time getting her hands dirty and hearing her talk about how much she loves clay now."

FelicityClass: Kids Clay

"Each class explores a different medium and the kids love it!"

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