Crafts Afloat - Guest Workshop - Spinning Yarns and Weaving. @ Crafts Afloat, Hebden [9 September]

Crafts Afloat - Guest Workshop - Spinning Yarns and Weaving.

10:30 - 16:30

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Crafts Afloat
HX7 6PJ Hebden, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Experimental Yarns — Spinning and Weaving Workshop
Guest Workshop with Linda Lewis

Hand spinning is the method of turning fibres, such as wool, cotton and silk into yarn, which can then be turned into fabric. During this workshop you will work with a range of well known wools including, Angora, Merino and Mohair and most recently and increasingly popular Alpaca, which is beautifully soft, silky. and hypoallergeni.

You will experiment with carding and blending fibres using mainly hand carders, but we will also look at using a tabletop drum carder.

You will learn techniques for drafting and spinning wool using a drop spindle and methods of plying (twisting 2 or more yarns together).

By the end of the day you will have proudly spun and plied your very own yarn which you will be able to use in a small project. You will also have the opportunity weave a piece of fabric using your own spun yarns!

If anyone has their own fibers or other yarns they can be used and combined with the handspun yarn or used in the woven sample.

All materials, refreshments and lunch served at the Olive Branch or The Stubbing Wharf (depending on mooring location) are included in the workshop price of £75 p.p.

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