Broken Beauty: Spinning for Mending

Kate Larson

Thursday All Day

Whether your handknits have holes or your favorite jeans have gone weak in the knees, spinning for mending can allow you to make the perfect yarn for your project. Repairs are sometimes invisible and sometimes gloriously visible, and this gives us loads of options for pairing fiber choices and yarn designs for specific purposes. Join Kate to learn some longstanding mending “rules” and when to break them; work with flax, cotton, silk, and wool; and learn how to spin for specific types of mends. You’ll see many of Kate’s mends, try a few of your own with yarn spun in class, and leave with a spinner’s mending kit!

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.

Material fee: $25

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Student Supplies: Working wheel and its parts OR several spindles. Optional: a project in need of mending to discuss, darning/mending tools in your collection.

Homework: None