Wool Prep Hackery: Research Guild

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Date(s) - 13/02/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


4 Saturdays, 10-11.30am (PST) Feb 13, 27, March 13, 27 $60.

Normally, proper fibre preparation includes various expensive tools to get proper worsted or woolen yarns. In this Guild, Karen Barnaby and Sharon Kallis co-lead the group through understanding the core basics of various preparation methods, then we work individually and collectively- brainstorming hacks for  new systems using easy to find and inexpensive tools repurposed for our fibre needs. This is a fantastic guild to better understand fibres which will improve your spinning too. Two weeks to be spent on worsted, two weeks on woolen spinning with a brief intro to fibre and colour blending. 

Tools or equipment you will want to have some combination of to begin: C-clamps,  dog combs, dog rakes or wool carders- something with ‘teeth’, hair picks or combs, spice bottle caps or buttons for a diz,  fine crochet hook,  unprocessed wool fibre for preparation, zoom capacity on a device with a camera and a sturdy work table for clamping tools.

Known professionally as chef, Karen has been a secret spinner for years- applying the same dedication to the finesse of spinning as she brings to the kitchen. Sharon who has a very free range approach to tackling the textile arts calls Karen her Spinning Yoda- the person who makes her try harder and work at perfecting techniques and understanding the physics of spinning.

Together these two always have fun while learning and sharing; expect some laughs and good conversations as a part of this learning guild!


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