Spinning for Weavers

Spinning for Weavers

Stephenie Gaustad

Thursday All Day

Weavers need warp yarns and weft yarns, two very different items. Having these specialized yarns gives the textile designer greater scope to design the fabric of their dreams. In this class we will spin both warp and weft yarns and discuss how and why they are different. We'll then use those yarns to make a small weaving on a simple loom.

Skill level:
Make a consistent yarn in several sizes. No experience weaving needed. Love of fabric.

Material Fee:
$12- fibers, handouts 8 1/2x11 format


Student Supplies:
functional spinning wheel, dinner fork, Notebook

Homework: None