(202) Batt Building for Yarn Design
How many times have you started spinning a batt and “hoped” for beautiful yarn? In this class you’ll do more than just hope. You’ll design batts, spin-ply-finish yarn, swatch, and analyze every detail along the way. We’ll delve into fiber choices, color theory, spinning/plying techniques, texture, and striped, marled, and heathered yarns. Day 1 a.m.: building batt basics and carding. Day 1 p.m.: spin, ply, finish yarn. Day 2 a.m.: swatch, analyze, review, and make batts to go You’ll leave with enough batts to make a small project (shawlette, hat/mitts, etc.) and the confidence to scrutinize retail batts and rolags at festivals and online. ****DAY & HALF CLASS: All day Thursday and AM Friday ***Workshop #: 202
Duration: Full Day Workshop 9am-4pm (with a one hour lunch break) and AM half day on Friday 9am-12pm
Day: Thursday All Day and Friday AM
Instructor: Carol Densmore
Experience: Must be able to spin and ply on their wheel
Material Fee: $30 for in-class batts and fiber for batts to go. Fiber includes wool and exotics. Comprehensive class handout
Supplies Students Need to Bring: A spinning wheel in working order, at least three bobbins, lazy kate, and niddy noddy. Knitting needles and/or a small loom for swatching. Drum carders and blending boards supplied by instructor.