April 27, Thursday – 1 Day Class
This class will get you spinning finer on your spinning wheel than you ever thought possible! You will learn the mechanics of spinning fine yarn and the types of drafting methods that make spinning fine yarn easier. We’ll work with the finest of fibers — cashmere to wools you never would have thought of for fine yarn. You’ll also learn how different fiber preparations can give great results for fine yarn, and how to best utilize those hand combs, hand cards, and flick cards. You’ll go from spinning DK weight and thicker yarn to cobweb lace in no time at all.
Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.
Materials fee $30
• A Spinning Wheel in good working order
• Hand held combs
• Flick and hand cards if you have them (some tools will be available to share)
• Note taking materials
• Small bags for extra fibers
• Hang tags for labeling
Please bring your wheel’s original flyer to use during class, Woolee Winders are not recommended for getting the most out of this class.