Breaking Bast Boundaries

Devin Helmen

Saturday AM

Bast fibers make fantastic and durable fabrics, cool and lustrous and long wearing. Easily available in sliver and roving form, these fibers will add spice to your standard spinning fare. In this class you will have the chance to explore Flax, Ramie, and Hemp and learn tips for spinning bast fibers.

Skill level: No prior experience with bast fibers is needed. Students should be comfortable spinning a continuous yarn with spindle or wheel.

Material Fee: $6 A variety of bast fibers will be provided.

Breaking bast boundaries

Student Supplies: Please bring your favorite suspended spindle or spindles (High Whorl, Low Whorl, Cross-Arm etc.), or a working wheel you are comfortable with, and bobbins.

Homework: None