Learn to spin – beginning spinning with Karen Alpert

Details
Date:

August 22

Time:

09:30 am - 03:30 pm

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Organizer

Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/queensland-spinners-weavers-and-fibre-artists-10477790692
Venue

Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists Ltd

12 Payne Street, Auchenflower, QLD 4066

Auchenflower, QLD, AU, 4066

Beginning Spinning  Full day class. 
Learn the basics of spinning with a spinning wheel in just one day. 
Do you have a spinning wheel lying

Beginning Spinning  Full day class. 

Learn the basics of spinning with a spinning wheel in just one day. 

Do you have a spinning wheel lying around that you would like to learn to use? Maybe you learnt as a child and need a refresher?

Learning Objectives:

After this course you will understand the basics of yarn construction. You will learn the basics of using a spinning wheel and adjusting its tension. We aim to teach you how to spin a basic 2-ply yarn from wool fibre.

Techniques:

  • Semi-worsted spinning (flicker) in the grease

  • Wool spinning (rolags) in the grease

  • Spinning pre-dyed sliver

  • Plying & winding into a skein on niddynoddy

Materials:

  • A Fibre Pack is included. This comprises raw unwashed wool and undyed commercial sliver (combed).

Equipment:

  • Spinning wheel (a limited number of wheels are available from equipment hire on the day, please indicate when choosing tickets if you need a wheel)

  • At least 3 bobbins

  • Lazy Kate (if you have one)

  • Niddy-noddy (if you have one)

  • Hand cards (if you have them)

  • Flicker (if you have one)

There will be a 30 minute lunch break – BYO lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Microwave and Fridge available.

Minimum of 4 students, the class will be cancelled 48 hours prior if the minimum is not met.