1 session, Saturday June 23, 10-3pm
Trillium North Park, Malkin @ Thornton, Vancouver
For all those who missed last fall’s “Wild & Woolly” workshop….
Are you a bit clumsy with the drop spindle, or never used one before and need some assistance and help getting going? If you find yourself too familiar with the ‘drop’ part of the spindle, this clinic will help get you spinning with confidence and more control over yarn production. Time will be spent learning proper carder use, understanding fibre staple lengths in relation to drafting process, and controlling the twist entering the fibre supply. If you are already familiar with ‘park and draft’ spinning, you may advance your technique so that standing and walking can become a part of your spinning practice. A wide variety of animal and vegetable fibre will be introduced for experimentation, and the ‘Andean bracelet’ plying method will also be taught. Those with some basic familiarity with a drop spindle will get the most out of this clinic, but new spinners will learn much to help in understanding the process. Class time includes 30 minute lunch break; bring a lunch and dress for outdoors. Includes all materials and drop spindles for class use, personal spindles and carders welcome.
Instructor: Sharon Kallis