September 12, 2016

Begin to Spin Class & Studio Tour

Let’s make yarn! I’ll provide all the materials and equipment for the beginning handspinner as we explore the transformation of fleece into yarn. We’ll start with a washing a raw fleece and learn the technical details of fiber preparation. At the wheel, we see how twist and ply affect a finished yarn, and we’ll experiment with a variety of fibers, from breed-specific roving, to camelids and silks. No experience necessary. Class size limited to 6.

After the class, the studio will be open to the public from 3-5 p.m. I’ll be demonstrating Eco-print natural dyeing with botanicals on silk scarves in the studio, and my pet Shetland sheep will be thrilled to show off their tricks (eating grass and, well, eating grass).

If you’re not able to make it this weekend, learn more about and register for these upcoming fall and winter classes at the Middle Brook Fiberworks website:

Thursday, November 10 – Dyeing for Yarn
Sunday, November 13 – Begin to Spin
Thursday, January 26 – Spinning for Texture
Thursday, February 23 – Eco-print Silk Scarves