Spinning Art Yarns

Art Yarn Spinning Techniques

Single ply, 2-ply, and Coiled yarns

Creative Spinning Techniques

Craft: Spinning

Time:  Variable, at least 3 hours
Number of students:  2-6
Skill Level:   Beginner- Advanced
Knowledge Needed:  Familiarity with your wheel, able to spin a yarn that is structurally sound but need not be perfect
Description:  Starting with a funky slub yarn, we’ll create coils, loops, and textures.  We’ll delve into the process of designing and sampling successful art yarns that are both exciting and structurally sound.

Instructor provides:   Detailed Handout, fine gauge wire, drum carder, stash add-ins.

Class Fee: Variable

Materials Fee: $4/ ounce plain dyed fiber; $6/ounce art batts

Student supplies:  Spinning wheel in decent condition, owner’s manual if available, assorted stash fibers for spinning, assorted foreign objects to spin in such as buttons and beads.  Needle that fits through your beads plus suitable stringing yarn such as commercial lace weight yarn or sock yarn.

OPTIONAL Student supplies:  Fiber processing tools sucha as cards, combs, drum carder, etc.

Homework:  Find an inspiration photo or object and bring stash fibers and add-ins to match.


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