WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023



Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Category:Fiber Prep
Instructor:Heavenly Bresser
Blending with Wild Silk

Wild silks are unique, exquisite fibers that are perfect for the handspinner’s stash. When compared to bombyx silk, they are less slippery, shorter, and often easier to spin. These silks are quite desirable and great candidates for blending especially considering their beautiful range in natural colors.

Let’s go wild and learn special blending techniques and get comfortable using a variety of wild silk on a blending board and handcards.

In this class, you will learn how to create colorful, elegant, and sophisticated blends that are worthy of spinning.

Prerequisite:  Must have some handspinning experience and some carding experience with handcards.

Skill Level Required:  Intermediate

Homework:  None

Questions about the workshop?  Email

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 


Materials Info

A material fee of $15 should be sent via PayPal to by 10/7/23.  

The material fee includes 2 ounces of various wild silk for blending and sampling.

Students must bring:  Student or regular-sized handcards are fine for this class.  Students should bring fiber for blending: 3-4 ounces of fine or medium wool for blending with wild silk. This can be top or clean fleece. 

Blending board and accessories are optional.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


Seats Remaining 7
Workshop Fee $75.00



Other Workshops Available By Heavenly Bresser
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Blending with Wild Silk Fiber Prep 10/22/2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO
Lustrous Longwools - SOLD OUT Spinning 10/21/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO
Slow to Quick: Ease Your Way into Longdraw -SOLD OUT Spinning 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023