With Heavenly Bresser
January 9, 10am-12pm CST
January 10, 10am-12pm CST
January 16, 10am-12pm CST
When you spin for a purpose, you begin to experience the real power of hand spinning. Heavenly takes you from theory to practice!
Take your handspinning experience to the next level with project planning and spinning with a goal in mind. In this class, we will explore the technical aspect of handspinning by understanding the purpose and proper use of spinner’s tools including the wpi tool, spinner’s control card, and angle of twist gauge. Discover how to create a control sample and keep good records for repeatable skeins as well as tips on how to measure handspun yardage with accuracy. Get an in-depth look at the various drafting methods including their benefits and shortcomings for use within a project. Dust off your wheel (or spindles) and prepare to spin and sample a yarn for a knitted project of your choice.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class: Must know how to spin a continuous single and create a basic 2-ply yarn. Must have knitting skills required for pattern choice.
__Minimum of 4 oz of fiber (combed top, roving, batts, or rolags)
__Spindle(s) or Spinning wheel in working order (e-spinners are welcome)
__Spare bobbins for sampling
__Lazy Kate or equivalent for plying
__Spinner’s control card
__McMorran (or Yarn-to-Yard) balance
__Knitting needles for swatching
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hooks of various sizes