Handspinner's Silk Sampler
Description: Ever wonder about Silk Oblongs, Hankies, Throwster, Endi Red, Clouds, or Noil? It is surprising how many options you have in the world of silk, This class will introduce you to some of the types of silk available to spin: Throwster which provides good quality silk at a low cost, Silk Clouds, Laps which are basically a huge batt, and several other forms for you to spin are just some of the examples in silk variety. You will leave the class with knowledge about the difference between the various silk forms, options on how the various types can be spun, what can be blended, and time to spin samples and a format to track your results. We will talk about each of the fiber forms, what to expect in their spinning and look at your spun results and how your finished samples vary.
Required Skills: Be able to spin yarn and be knowledgeable about how your wheel or spindle works.
Instructor: Karen Chabinsky
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class:
- Spinning wheel in working order and normal accoutrements such as oil, extra band, etc. If you will be bringing a drop spindle rather than a wheel, it should be one that is fast. If you are using a Turkish Spindle you may have problems with getting the fiber off the crossbars.
- Good quality hand cream to avoid having the silk cling to your hands – options include making your own (recipe can be found on Treenway Silks website), purchase a specific spinning hand cream, or using your current hand cream.
- Note taking materials.
- Several bobbins
- Lazy Kate
- Hand cards if you have them – we will be doing a small amount of blending. If you don’t have them I will have some that can be used in class.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Silk Fiber Samples for Top, Oblongs/Lap, Hankies, Throwster, Cloud, Endi Red, Noils, Brick, Cocoons, Printed Material
Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 19, 9:30 - 12:30
Sale Price: $80 (includes $25 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $90 (includes $25 materials fee) - for registration received Sept 1 or later.