Spinning Blended Fibers with Abby Franquemont
Workshop Description: Are you interested in getting a better handle on spinning blended fibers? You're in luck! In this class, we'll work with an assortment of blends from small independent producers and larger mills, and help you understand how to make the yarn of your dreams from the beautiful blends on the market today, as well as ones you can make with processing equipment like a drum carder. We'll work with drum carded batts as well as combed top. You can take this class with any spinning equipment you like. You'll need to be comfortable enough to make a full spindle or bobbin of yarn with your tool of choice, and you will need to find a smooth batt, a textured batt, a wool/silk combed top, and a combed top or batt with at least 3 kinds of fiber.
Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced. You’ll need to be comfortable producing singles yarns.
Students Should Have: a smooth batt, a textured batt, a wool/silk combed top, and a combed top or batt with at least 3 kinds of fiber; spindle, wheel, or electric spinner
Recorded Workshop Details: This workshop was recorded exclusively for Lambtown Festival. Students who registered before the festival were invited to attend a webinar with the instructor, in which the instructor answered live questions from students. The recorded workshop is available for purchase now through the end of the year. Students have the opportunity to watch each video multiple times as they work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice.
Buyers will receive links to download their Digital products in the Thank You page of the Checkout, along with an emailed link.
Instructor Bio: Abby Franquemont, author of Respect the Spindle, finally realized her lifelong dream of returning to live in Peru, where she grew up spinning, weaving, and doing outrageous yarn tricks just like all the other kids in town. Confined by the pandemic to an ancient compound in the Inca sector of the town of Ollantaytambo, she spends her time spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, writing, developing online content, writing bios she hopes are entertaining, and daydreaming about when we'll all get to do things together again in person.