July 6, 2016
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201 – Beginning Spinning: Spindle and Wheel ~ Martha Owen

On what did sleeping beauty prick her finger? Discover the historical craft of hand carding and spinning on a spinning wheel. Beginning spinsters will strive to “get the feel” of simple creation and make yarn. Participants will learn this and … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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202 – Journey Through Creative Spinning–From Prep to Ply ~ Esther Rodgers

This spinning workshop journeys from start toward creating textured and creatively spun yarns. Beginning with different fiber preps–using drum carders and blending boards, and a hackle to card batts, rolags, and roving and blend color in tops—participants will progress through … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
by dfbanks@earthlink.net
Comments Off on 203 – Great Wool Project (Or How Different Sheep Breeds and Processing Methods Affect the Drape and Wear of Cloth) ~ Beth Smith

203 – Great Wool Project (Or How Different Sheep Breeds and Processing Methods Affect the Drape and Wear of Cloth) ~ Beth Smith

Why would a spinner want to spin Southdown? What is the best way to prepare a Longwool for spinning? Why is Merino such a fussy fiber? This class demystifies the what, why and how of sheep breeds. Luxuriate in 15 … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on 206 – Spinning Cellulose: Old and New, Long and Short ~ Patsy Zawistoski

206 – Spinning Cellulose: Old and New, Long and Short ~ Patsy Zawistoski

The end of the twentieth century saw an explosion in cellulose fibers available for hand spinners to incorporate into their stash, including naturally-colored cottons, and various flax preparations, hemp, ramie, as well as processed cellulose fibers such as rayon and … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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201 Martha Owen ~ Beginning Spinning ~ Spindle and Wheel

Murphy, North Carolina Martha Owen began her adventure in spinning at the John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, North Carolina) in 1978. Since 1980, her extended family has included angora rabbits and sheep. Currently her flock includes Corriedale/Merino, Romney, Shetland … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
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202 Esther Rodgers ~ Journey Through Creative Spinning–From Prep to Ply

Mebane, North Carolina Esther is a full time fiber artist known for her creative art yarns and unique fiber preparation. She is constantly innovating spinning techniques to create new textures and is on the cutting edge in yarn design. Esther … Continue reading

July 4, 2016
by dfbanks@earthlink.net
Comments Off on 206 Patsy Zawistoski ~ Spinning Cellulose Old and New, Long and Short

206 Patsy Zawistoski ~ Spinning Cellulose Old and New, Long and Short

Silver Spring, Maryland Born in West Jefferson, North Carolina, Patsy Sue Zawistoski is a Master Hand Spinner and international teacher, including a two-and-a-half-month teaching tour in New Zealand and Australia in 2013. She considers herself a textile teacher/artist – neither … Continue reading