(109) Spinning Cellulose Fibers: Old & New
Spinners recently saw an explosion in cellulose fibers available for use: naturally colored cottons; various bast preparations - hemp, ramie, bamboo; plus, Tencel™ and rayon from Bamboo. Each of these has similar characteristics, but vastly different spinning and preparation techniques. Fibers vary from ½ inch cotton to cut hemp at 6-8”. Learn to explore, combine and maximize these fibers. Start or add to some worksheet pages to your personal source book of yarns, with various preparations, dyeing, spinning, plying, and finishing techniques.Workshop #: 109
Duration: Full Day Workshop 9am-4pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Day: Wednesday All Day
Instructor: Patsy Zawistoski
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate (can spin and ply on their wheel)
Material Fee: $20 covers booklets, worksheets, dyes, and all fibers for spinning.
Supplies Students Need to Bring: a good working wheel – or a variety of spindles, 3 bobbins and a lazy kate, Hand cards Hand combs, Scissors, 3X5 file cards, about a dozen, a simple hole-punch for attaching sample fibers and blends to the worksheet, about a dozen small bags a small towel, rubber gloves for dyeing, apron, a small plastic tub, plus your usual tools: oil, screw driver, etc