#323 Variations on Long Draw: Creating Woolen Yarns by Amy Tyler, Friday 9am - noon
#323 Amy Tyler – Variations on Long Draw: Creating Woolen Yarns
Skill level: Intermediate spinning skills
Workshop Description: “Long draw” spinning techniques are often used to create “woolen” yarns – yarns that are airy, lofty, soft and warm! We will cover three variations of long draw using commercially-prepared carded rovings, drum carded batts, and hand carded rolags. We will create samples of thick, lopi-style singles yarns, as well as thinner, plied woolen yarns. In the process, we will discuss the types of fiber that work best for different long draw techniques, how to create a hand carded rolag, and how best to use woolen yarns.
Participants should bring: hand cards, a spinning wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate
Material Fee: $20 Samples for examination, fibers for carding and spinning, notebook with handouts, sundry supplies
Class Limit: 12