Cormo: From Lace to Woolens

  • Instructor: Michael Kelson
    Time: Part One: 10am - 12pm, Part Two: 4pm - 6pm
    Cost: $95, Materials $40
    Supplies: Students should bring their own spinning wheel in good working order with a few bobbins and a lazy-kate.
    Skill Level: Intermediate. Students should have a good working relationship with their wheels and be able to spin a consistent single.

    Cormo is well suited to a variety of spinning styles. Our Cormo Weekend spinning workshop will explore Cormo in a variety or preparations. We will practice both worsted and woolen spinning techniques and will spin both from the lock and from prepared roving. We will practice blending Cormo on hand-cards and we will also discuss plying and finishing techniques.


  • Michael Kelson started his fiber-arts journey when he learned to knit over 12 years ago. He quickly fell down the rabbit hole when he got his first drop spindle and started spinning and soon after, he started weaving. Michael loves to explore different fibers and yarn construction techniques and teaches spinning all over the Pacific Northwest. Michael is the coordinator of the annual Seattle Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat which is attended by male knitters from all over the world. By day, he is a software engineering professional, but can be found on weekends haunting local coffee shops with his e-spinner and a bag of fiber in tow. Michael lives in Seattle with six spinning wheels, four looms, and two cats!