CANCELLED#300 BLENDING BOARD BASICS AND MORE…by AMY TYLER FRI 9AM TO 4PM
300 AMY TYLER BLENDING BOARD BASICS AND MORE…
Workshop Description: The blending board is not just a glorified hand carder or a low-tech version of a drum carder. It is a delightfully simple but incredibly versatile tool. It has obvious uses for preparing washed fleeces for spinning and for blending already prepared fibers. We will cover these basics in this workshop. We will also explore less obvious blending techniques that will allow you to spin and create smooth yarns, fluffy yarns, gently textured yarns, and highly textured yarns. And! We’ll explore ways of preparing fiber “paintings” that can then be wet felted. Get ready to be surprised and energized by this fantastic fiber tool.
Participants should bring: If you have your own blending board, bring it; you may want to bring a spindle or your spinning wheel to spin from the fibers we prepare
Material fee: $20, includes: use of blending boards (provided by Clemes & Clemes, Inc.), use of blending board tools & accessories, fiber, samples for examination, notebook with handouts..
Class Limit: 15