Spinning Bioengineered Fibers
Description: As a friend calls it “spinning a banana split”, we will spin everything from pineapple to banana and even milk fiber. Bioengineered fibers are man-made from organic natural fiber-based composites, sometimes called “vegan” fibers or ECO- friendly fibers. The consistency of the fiber depends on the variety of the plant, source, species and the geographic area. The best part of these fibers is that they are bio gradable and non-carcinogenic. We will be spinning a wide variety of the man-made fibers and each has its own characteristics.
Required Skills: Intermediate spinners: Students must be familiar with their wheel and have some spinning experience.
Instructor: Joan Ruane
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: A small niddy noddy, string labels and a marking pen (we will be making a lot of small skeins to label and take home,) spinning wheel in good working condition, and small baggies.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: A variety of bioengineered fibers and handouts
Day/Time: Sunday, Oct 20, 9:00 - 12:00
Sale Price: $65 (includes $10 materials fee) - for registration received no later than August 31.
Regular Price: $75 (includes $10 materials fee) - for registration received Sept 1 or later.