Beginner Spinning Class

9:00am – 11:00am

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own yarn? Come and learn how to work a drop spindle with seasoned instructor, Gail McPike.

Gail McPike, Davenport, IA
Gail won Best of Show in Knitting at the 2013 Iowa State Fair with her handcombed, handspun, Cormo Estonian Lace Shawl. In September 2013 her work was judged Best of Show at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool; this time for a handcombed, home spun lace weight Cormo skein. She has won the blue ribbons for best homespun garment and best skein for the last two years at the Bishop Hill Spin In. Combing wool and spinning fine singles for lace are her passion and teaching these skills to other spinners is a real joy.

$25 per student
Each student will receive their own spindle and fiber to work with with registration to keep practicing outside of the class!

Register by phone (563) 265-2455

Organic composting with Chad Summers of Healthy Harvest Urban Farms

March 28, 9am – 11am, upper level
Organic composting for organic gardeners.Students will learn about several different methods of composting and the benefits to each.
Materials: none
Class fee:  FREE. Please register by calling (563) 265-2455 or email
SCENE LogoGarden Series and related events made possible, in part, by a grant to EICCD from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services