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7122
Saturday 03/24/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 03/24/2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Skill Level
Easy

Class Hours
6

Price
$140.00

Teacher
Natalie Redding

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Handspinning Art Yarns with Natalie Redding
Become a well-rounded spinner! Learn the facts, physics, and potential of fiber while spinning beautiful, artistic yarns. Science and creativity work together. What uses are there for art yarns? Can this yarn be used as warp? Does it matter if it is an s- or z-twist? Which is better for crochet or knitting? Are all fibers suitable for add-ins? Does using damaged fiber really matter? Learn the answers to these questions plus several creative techniques: tail-spinning, add-ins, Laura Spinner's "Magic Thumb", and different plying methods including spiral, coil and chain (Navajo). This class is designed to be conceptual as well as allowing the student to complete a finished art yarn of their own design.
Note: Students must be able to spin a single-ply yarn.
Materials fee: $55 for dyed fibers, additional add-ins, and fabrics.


Supplies
_Spinning Wheel
_Plying threads
_Beads as add-ins
_Feathers for personal use
_Miscellaneous fiber to put into communal pot

Homework
None.
Materials fee: $40 for dyed fibers, additional add-ins, and fabrics.