Spinning to Keep Away the Cold

Judith MacKenzie

Sunday AM

In this class, we’ll look at the best fibers to keep you warm and toasty. We’ll also look at the best way to spin and ply them to get the most thermal value. We’ll learn what fibers keep their thermal value when they are wet and what don’t.
Different spinning styles can also change the warmth that the fiber can produce. We’ll spin a variety of fibers including cashmere, camel, and dog. We’ll make some interesting hand and foot warming blends.

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

Material Fee: $15 fiber supplied

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

Homework: None