Blending Silk, Flax and Paper

Judith MacKenzie

Friday PM

In our time together, we’ll look at three very interesting fibers – flax, silk and paper. These fibers reach far back in history but are having a wonderful revival in our spinning world. First, we’ll look at how they are traditionally used. Then, we’ll look at them from a modern perspective and how they can be spun and combined to make exquisite yarns for knitting, weaving and basketry.

Skill level: Intermediate. Students should be able to spin a continuous thread and have a good relationship with their wheel or e-spinner.

Material Fee: $10 Fiber supplied

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Student Supplies: Spindle or Spinning wheel in good working condition. Bobbins, kate.

Homework: None