Friday 04/11/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tailspinning: The Long and Short of it! Plus how to use Tailspun Yarns! with Esther Rodgers
Tailspun yarns are both intriguing and inspiring, but can be intimidating to attempt spinning. In this class we'll learn the entire process of the making of tailspun yarn: From choosing the locks, washing and dyeing and 3 different techniques to spin them. As a bonus, we will talk about how these tailspun yarns are used in projects. Patterns will be provided, as well as knitted and woven samples will be available for examination and discussion.
Note: you must bring your spinning wheel.
Materials fee: $30 5 oz assortment of tailspinning locks including 1/2 oz of very rare 12" Teeswater.
Spinning wheel, extra bobbins, 1 ball size 10 cotton crochet thread and/or 1 ball/cone of brushed kid mohair yarn, any additional locks the student would like to work with.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Materials fee: $30 5 oz assortment of tailspinning locks including 1/2 oz of very rare 12" Teeswater