WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17- Sun., Oct. 20, 2019


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Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time:10:00 - 2:00
Instructor:Kathy Sparks
Spinning Oomingmak: Qiviut – The Arctic’s Treasure - 4 hr

What is softer and warmer than cashmere ? Qiviut naturally. The undercoat of the Muskox can pose a challenge to spinners. Often hoarded and saved, Qiviut is meant to be spun and enjoyed. This workshop will provide insight into the magnificent animals who produce this fiber, the fiber preparation necessary to create an unbelievably soft, yet luxurious yarn and inspire participants to create some fabulous yarn and dream about the end use of their creation. An assortment of spinning fibers will be used for practice before the Qiviut is spun. Come and share in the Treasure of the Arctic ~ Oomingmak. 

Prerequisites Intermediate level -  students should be comfortable with adjusting their wheel and the spinning of short staple fibers. The use of a support spindle may prove to be a valuable asset.

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Materials Info

There is a $40 material fee included in the price of registration.  It includes: An assortment of spinning fibers, including Qiviut, workshop notes and information about Muskoxen and the Arctic.

Students must bring:  spinning wheel and a support spindle (if they have a support spindle, but not required).

Seats Remaining 6
Workshop Fee $150.00



Other Workshops Available By Kathy Sparks
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Dyes From Nature - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/17/2019 9:00 - 4:00 150.00 MORE INFO
Spinning Oomingmak: Qiviut – The Arctic’s Treasure - 4 hr Spinning 10/20/2019 10:00 - 2:00 150.00 MORE INFO
Woodland Denizens – Dyeing with Lichens and Mushrooms - SOLD OUT Dyeing 10/18/2019 9:00 - 4:00 150.00 MORE INFO

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