April 25-26, Tuesday & Wednesday – 2 Day Class
Come join renowned lace knitting and handspinning instructor Galina A. Khmeleva, author of Gossamer Webs and The Design Collection, as she introduces you to the magical handspinning techniques of Russian knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguably the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the knitting universe.
After spinning learning how to spin the very fine singles using the traditional Russian Spindle and bowl (provided for class), we will then start the plying process. In this workshop, the emphasis will be on spinning fine, spinning luxury fibers, i.e. cashmere, qiviut, pygora, buffalo, silk etc., and the significance of gauging the proper thickness with regard to the length of these fibers. You’ll also learn about the economical use of luxury fibers, helping you conserve precious yardage.
You’ll leave this class inspired and with a skill set for creating truly fine and beautiful yarn.
Russian spindles and bowls, and fiber provided for class
Materials fee $15