1 Day Class (taught twice)
Thursday, April 11th
Friday, April 12th
9am-5pm with 12pm-2pm break
Come join renowned lace knitting and handspinning maven Galina as she introduces you to the magical handspinning techniques of Russian spinners and knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguable the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the universe. In this workshop, the emphasis will be on the spinning of luxury fibers (cashmere, quivut, pygora, buffalo, etc.) and the significance of gauging the proper thickness and length of these fibers while learning the more economical use of luxury fibers, helping you conserve precious yardage. These 6 hours will be filled with the entire fiber preparation technique process, spinning, and plying and you’ll learn to spin beautiful and fine yarns.
Materials Fee: $10.00, Russian spindles and bowels provided for class use