April 26th Wednesday – 1 Day Class
“Fearless Spinning” is a comprehensive approach to help the spinner organize a variety of new and potentially intimidating fibers and add-ins, in order to spin with innovation, confidence, and delight! Techniques such as “Magic Thumb” and “Throwing Chunks” methods of lockspinning, as well as tailspinning, coil and multiple-plying are all seamlessly incorporated in this workshop. My approach begins with thoughtful organization and preparation of the fiber and other elements (which will include some carding and prepping locks), guided by the unique aspects of color and texture. The workshop is designed to be intensely hands-on and fun, appropriate for any level of expertise, including the beginning spinner. My teaching method strives to be intuitive and creative, guided by a mix of artistic spirit but grounded in solid technique. Spinners will leave with a myriad of new techniques but more importantly, the confidence to use them in their own creative style!
Materials fee $65
• Spinning wheel which can accommodate bulky yarns/jumbo flyers, bobbins and Lazy kate for plying.
• Students are encouraged to bring their own fleece and fun plying yarn as well, for sharing or for personal use.
• Niddy noddy would be helpful;
• Any drum carders or hand cards would be great to have for making batts but some will be available.