Ergonomics at Your Spinning Wheel – Ergonomics for Spinners

Carson Demers

Friday AM

Time seems suspended when you’re at your spinning wheel. Hours melt away but stress and strain can be accumulating in your body. Spinning shouldn’t hurt! In this class you’ll learn what ergonomic risk factors are and where they exist in spinning at a wheel. Most importantly you’ll learn what to do to minimize them and early warning signs that could prevent an injury. Safer strategies for seating, balancing your spinning work, and of course, stretches will all be taught.

Skill Level: This is not a “how to spin” class. Students must be able to spin a consistent singles with both forward and long draw.

Material fee: $5

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Student Supplies: Spinning wheel, bobbin. Fiber will be provided. Students are asked to bring a bath size towel and basic spinning equipment – wheel, bobbins, etc. (fiber processing equipment is not needed).

Homework: None