Sunday, October 19th 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Why spin your own yarn? You can start designing your knitting project from the very beginning by designing the yarn itself. Make the yarn you want, even if it's not available in a store. It's fun, relaxing (once you know how), and cool! This class will start with a discussion of different types of fiber preparations, how to select a good fiber for a project then we'll learn how to draft fibers, spin on a hand spindle, and make a 2-ply yarn. We'll discuss different types of spindles, including supported spindles, how to finish yarn, and how to store it. Students are invited to bring their own hand spindles to class, but a spindle and wool that you can buy will be provided with the supply fee. Beginners are welcome.
About Annie Hall:
I was fortunate to grow up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, so I learned to knit when I was three, and as a child I "helped" my grandmother spin, and "wove" on a neighbor's loom. I've been teaching knitting and spinning since 2009 at Emory University's Center for Lifelong Learning, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Plying the Arts, Southeast Fiber Forum (where I'll teach again in 2015), Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, and at the John C. Campbell Folk School. I love starting a project beginning with a sheep's fleece, I love teaching others the joy of spinning and I love to have fun in class.
Materials Fee: $25 - includes hand spindle, 4 oz wool roving, and a handout
Workshop to be held at the SEFAA Center, 1705 Commerce DR NW, Atlanta, GA 30318