2018 Symposium Clinics

This year we are offering a weaving and a drop spindle clinic on Thursday, August 1, prior to the start of the Symposium, as well as the opportunity to learn crochet after the close of the fleece show.  Fleece Show volunteers are welcomed before the Symposium during the judging period and should contact the office to reserve their preferred time slot: (970) 586-5876.

All class sizes are limited and are first come, first served.  Sign up for the clinics when you register to attend Symposium: Symposium Registration

Fleece Room Volunteers

There is no better way to learn about suri fleece than to assist our world renowned judges in the fleece room during judging for the All Suri Fleece Show.  Volunteering is a sought agfter privilege, and we have limited slots available for Symposium participants.  Note that judging begins on August 1 and continues August 2, with the Symposium starting on August 3; fleece show volunteers will be responsible for their lodging and meals during this time period.  Find more information on volunteering here.

Drop Spindle Basics with Gabrielle Menn

Learn to spin on a drop spindle.  Spindles and all spinning fibers will be provided.  Preparation of fiber including hand carding and combing will be demonstrated on both suri and huacaya. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at spinning with a very experienced instructor. The fee for this four hour clinic is $80, and there is an additional materials fee for the Drop Spindle class is $20 per participant payable directly to Gabrielle Menn.  There is an option to buy the spindle and niddy noddy used in class for an additional $25. Class is limited to eight (8) participants.


By Angela Montillon - originally posted to Flickr as erste Spinnversuche, CC BY 2.0, 


Weaving Wonder with Suri with Dan Corley

Discuss and explore through hands on weaving the benefits and challenges of using suri for weaving - 100% versus blends, techniques, tips and tricks. Review a collection of finished goods and yarns for inspiration.  Increase your knowledge base for marketing suri fiber to fiber artists.  Hand outs and materials will be provided.  Each session of this two hour clinic is limited to eight (8) participants. Clinic fee is $40.

By Jae - originally posted to Flickr as Making Peruvian Inca Textiles, CC BY-SA 2.0, 


And during the Symposium, don't miss Beginning Crochet with show super Judy Schroeder! Judy loves teaching crochet to beginners.  This free clinic will be available on Friday afternoon after the Fleece Show Awards and Saturday morning until 10am.  See Judy at the Symposium to arrange.

Register here for pre-Symposium clinics.


  Suri Network
P.O. Box 1984
Estes Park, Colorado   80517
Phone: (970) 586-5876
Fax: (970) 591-0007

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