This rare class will concentrate on the very finest of fibers using the blending board. Special care needs to be taken with cashmere and similar fibers and careful adjustment to our wheels. Fine spindles and perfect preparation help get the best results. Students will prepare these fibers and learn to spin them on supported spindles and their wheels.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor: Gwen Powell
Materials Fee: $0
Materials Fee Includes: NA
Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced
Students Will Learn: Students will understand the properties of cashmere and cashmere blends, how to prepare, de-hair, and spin cashmere and cashmere blends.
Students Will Take Home: Prepared cashmere blends and sample yarns that they have produced in class.
Students Should Bring: Blending Board if you have one (please do not bring a Duncan blending board or anything as sharp) Blending Boards are available in class. Wheel in excellent working order that student knows how to use or spindle that student is proficient with. Scissors. Pieces of 18 inch wide by minimum 18 in (but can be much longer) scrap plain weave lightweight cotton fabric. Example: torn up bed sheet, quilt scrap or muslin. The fabric is for organizing and storing your rolags and will be explained in class. Pencil and paper for notes