WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 13 - Sun., Oct. 16, 2022


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Workshop Info

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time:9:00 - 4:00
Instructor:Carolyn Rivello
Novelty Techniques: Controlled Spinning for Unique Effects

Novelty spinning effects make for some very creative and interesting yarns. This class will teach you six different novelty techniques that will advance your spinning to the next level. We will be learning how to spin crepe, knop, loop, slub, snarl, and spiral yarns.

After learning the techniques, we will discuss how to incorporate these yarns into your projects, and how to pick patterns that will show these yarns to best advantage.

This class is for spinners with some experience, as the techniques require a level of control in both spinning singles and in plying that is past the beginner level. Plenty of fiber will be provided for experimenting so you will have a number of samples to refer to when you’re back home.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate spinning skills (ability to control your draft and your plying to produce consistent, repeatable results).

Homework: N/A

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Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project.


Materials Info

There is a material fee of $25 which is included in the registration fee.  

It includes: fiber and handouts.

Students must bring:

-Spinning wheel/spindles in working order

- Empty bobbins (two or three extra is best) - Lazy kate (tensioned is best) - Ball winder, nostepinne, or small niddy-noddy, for winding off samples - Cotton (or other yarn) for tying sample skeins, scissors - Notebook (or you can write on the backs of the handout pages) & pen or pencil - Index cards or hanging tags for marking skeins & samples - Knitting needles/crochet hooks/weave-its (to make samples) **Completely optional** but nice to have in your bag if you wanted - you might be a fast worker and be able to make a small sample of any of your yarns during class)

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

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Workshop Fee $145.00



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