The Field House class on hand spinning fiber into yarn last week was fabulous. Not only did I have the chance to try my hand at spinning but I walked away with really interesting knowledge about the history of spinning and fiber. I love it when I learn about the process of how something is made and it gives me a new appreciation for the product of that process. I have a whole new appreciation for sweaters and the class left me wanting to learn more about fiber and yarn. Some pics of Amy Hale, educator and artist, showing us how it is done:
This class will teach you the proper and easiest way to sharpen your kitchen cutlery with the sharpener you already own and (believe it or not) by using a business card as a guide. Class will be taught by Cal Ledbetter, a member of The Field House clan. Cal's dad, a professional knife maker, taught him this trick. Sample knives will be provided.
Please do not bring your own knives to The Field House.
Classes are on a first come basis but you can drop by the store early on Sunday (on your way to the market and such) and secure your place on a list. Maximum class size is 15 and classes last 15 - 60 minutes and occur every Sunday at 4pm. Please check the blog for weekly details or be sure to stop in and join The Field House mailing list if you would like to be notified via email of all upcoming classes (The Field House mailing list is not the same as the Blackbird mailing list). If you have a class you would like to see offered or a class you would like to teach, please drop by or email us at thefieldhouse@