SpinPossible: Fiber Exploration
Instructor: Michael Kelson
Students should have a good working relationship with their wheel and be able to spin a stable, consistent single. (Note: This is NOT a beginning class.)
How can we, as spinners, start with our end project in mind and choose the fiber that best suits our needs? How does staple length, fiber content, worsted or woolen preparation, and the intended usage of the yarn influence how we might choose to spin it? How much singles twist does that fiber need? What ply structures would be most appropriate? How should the yarn be finished? This class will help spinners take the next steps on their spinning journeys by exploring a sampling-based approach to fibers and fiber blends and discussing criteria for evaluating their yarn at each step along the way.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Wheel in good working order. Extra bobbins. Lazy Kate.
Supplies Provided by Instructor: All fiber and samples will be provided
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$80 (includes $15 materials fee)