Spinning for a Project

with Heavenly Bresser

Friday, April 3
11:30 am – 2:30 pm (3 hours)

Cost: $100

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This class is ALL about project planning for spinners of all levels. No more playing ‘yarn chicken’ with your handspun or feeling frustrated because your beloved yarn has gotten ‘lost’ in the pattern!

We’ll address major concerns such as how much fiber is ‘enough’, the importance of grist, how to use a suggested commercial yarn in a pattern as a guide for planning, and other important things to consider before spinning for a project.

We’ll discuss the proper use of spinner’s tools and guides including the spinner’s control card, angle of twist, gauge, and more. This in-depth class is built to help you gain greater confidence in your project planning so you can truly enjoy the yarn you make even after you’ve set the twist!

Skills Required: Must be able to spin continuous singles and basic plied yarns.

Bring to Class:

    Pen or pencil with eraser
    Drop spindle OR spinning wheel in working order with at least one bobbin (espinners with battery packs are welcome)
    Lazy kate or equivalent
    Spinner’s control card or wpi tool
    Optional: Knitting needles or crochet hooks with sizes suitable for project sampling.

Homework (to be completed prior to class):
Choose a knit or crochet pattern that you’d like to use handspun. Bring 4 ounces of your choice of fiber (combed top or roving). Students may bring works in progress as well. Recommended: Bring an item you enjoy that is similar to your pattern choice. Example: Pattern is a hat, bring in one of your favorite hats.