#333 Variations on Short Draw: Creating Worsted Yarns by Amy Tyler, Friday 1 pm - 4 pm
#333 Amy Tyler – Variations on Short Draw: Creating Worsted Yarns
Skill level: Intermediate spinning skills
Workshop Description: “Short draw” spinning techniques are typically used to create “worsted” yarns which are smooth and strong. In addition to covering variations on this spinning technique, we will cover influences of fiber types, fiber preparations, and amount of twist on the worsted nature of yarns. We will focus mostly on combed fibers, and we will cover techniques for hand combing wool. Finally, we will cover advantageous uses of yarns that have been spun with short draw.
Participants should bring: hand combs, a spinning wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate
Material Fee: $15 Samples for examination, fibers for combing and spinning, notebook with handouts, sundry supplies.
Class Limit: 12