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Instructor: Melissa Mills
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 18 5:00pm
Time: Saturday Afternoon from 1pm to 4pm
Date: October 19
Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Learn a fundamental technique for making beautiful, fluffy singles or a great foundation for art yarns: corespinning. In this workshop, students will learn the basic techniques to corespinning, which is the technique for applying fiber around a thread referred to as a core yarn. We will discuss how to choose the direction and ways of laying the fiber over the core to achieve a desired effect. As a bonus, one 3-4oz batt will be provided per student and additional may be available for purchase at the time of the class. Fiber supplies are limited. A sample core thread will be provided, but it is highly encouraged to bring other yarns to the workshop to experiment with. Cores could include a strong laceweight mohair, silk, cotton, or wool. This technique does require a wheel but can be achieved on both a standard or bulky flyer. At the end of the workshop, we will discuss options on how to finish your handspun yarn.
Items to bring to class:
– Spinning wheel
– Orifice hook
– Bulky flyer and related accessories (optional)
– Lazy kate (optional)
– Experimental yarns as cores (optional)
– Experimental fibers, woolen or carded often works best but worsted or combed top can work (optional)
Enrollment: Class is limited to 6 people unless approved by the instructor. Enrollment must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class to ensure there is a space for you. You can sign up in the store, online, or by phone (817)731-5044.
If you need to cancel your class registration, you will be issued store credit for the class amount if you give us a week or more notice. If given less than a week and we can fill your spot in the knitting class, you will be issued store credit for the class amount.
If there are less than 3 students in a class, the class may be cancelled one day prior and store credit will be issued for the class fee.
Missed single classes cannot be made up or credited towards a future class.