Spinning for Woven Cloth

Judith MacKenzie

Friday AM

What could be more satisfying than making beautiful cloth with yarns you have designed and spun? In this class we’ll look at how to spin for both warp and weft yarns. We’ll spin a wide variety of fibers including flax, silk, cashmere and yak. You will learn how to support delicate warps like handspun cashmere or qiviut. We’ll also learn to make several novelty yarns that add wonderful texture to your cloth and help to keep it lightweight and resilient.

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

Material Fee: $15

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

Homework: None