Spin with Joan Ruane

Spinning with Joan Ruane Workshops

May 30, 2023

Have you always wanted to spin your own cotton but didn’t know where to start?  Or are you an experienced spinner who would like to try some new fibers?  This summer, Joan Ruane is coming live to Fruitland, Idaho to teach 3 fabulous classes. We hope you can join us for one day, or for all 4 days!  Classes will be held 9-4 each day.  Please note that this is a LIVE class.  No zoom will be available.

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Hand Spinning Cotton Book

January 6, 2022

Olive and Harry Linder were early advocates for hand spinning cotton.  They wrote this book in the 1970s, at a time when no other books on cotton were available.  Joan Ruane and Irene Schmoller were some of their early students, and Joan has updated the original book and created this revised edition.   From preparation of the cotton, spinning techniques, dyeing and weaving your handspun yarn is included in this version.


Beginning Cotton Spinning on a Wheel Book

December 13, 2021

This book is written for beginners who want to learn how to spin cotton using a spinning wheel.  It is also for cotton spinners who want to know how other cotton spinners spin cotton and perhaps learn a few new things about cotton and cotton spinning.  Joan Ruane is an amazing spinner who has dedicated many years to making cotton spinning easy and fun for handspinners.

If you would like to see Joan in action, we do have her DVD’s on cotton spinning.


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