This is the art yarn 101 class. Learn how to spin all sorts of creative textured yarns with special focus on creating a structurally sound and balanced yarn- merging art AND function! We'll explore wild fiber prep with multiple kinds of drum carders, blending boards and an art hackle. Spinning techniques covered will include how to corespin, add elements, supercoils, beehives, bobbles, twists and even spin locks and fleece, and an introduction to tailspinning! Leave the day with an armload of mini skein samples and an arsenal of new techniques so you can start creating your OWN styles! Multiple types of drum carders and an art roving hackle and blending board will be provided for students to use.
Class Limit: 18 Class Level: (advanced beginner)
Participants Should Bring: Mix of batts and top/roving. Spinning wheel, bobbins, bobbin of fresh over spun singles, niddy noddy, lazy kate, any plying yarns they would like to play with. Included materials are: assorted fibers and, use of plying yarn, additional add in’s, sparkles, fibers, and unusual materials will also be provided for use.
Material Fee: $35