Full day class, offered once
Wednesday, April 19th – 9am-5pm (noon-2pm break)
Get the air in there! Interested in spinning a lofty, cozy woolen yarn? This class takes you from woolen preparation to finish. We will spin several woolen and woolen-ish preparations, roving, sliver, rolags, batts, and spinning top from the fold. They all spin with different amounts of loft, and spinning them side by side will help you fine-tune your woolen yarns.
We’ll practice woolen drafting from short forward and backward drafts to longdraw, keeping an eye on drafting zones and twist to manage size and consistency. Once we have woolen singles spun, we’ll ply, woolen-style, and see how adjustments for consistency can be made to woolen yarns when plying. Our class will end with a bit of finishing, comparing different methods to make our yarns bloom.
Materials fee: $30
Skill Level: If you are familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread, and have plied a yarn, this class is for you.