Spin Flora not Fauna Workshop

A hand spinning workshop for the discerning hand spinner who wants to try something new. With developments in textile technology, wonderful new fibres for the hand spinner have become available. Derived from materials previously thought of as waste, these fibres are reclaimed from plants such as bamboo, bananas, rose stems, mint and other cellulose materials.… Continue reading Spin Flora not Fauna Workshop

Hand Spinning Workshops

A series of workshops designed for the Beginner and Intermediate hand spinner. I have a few spinning wheels that are available for the workshops, but participants are encouraged to bring along their own wheel if they can as each wheel has its own characteristics. Some of the techniques taught in the series of Hand spinning… Continue reading Hand Spinning Workshops

Learn to Spin Plyed Yarns

Plied Hand Spun Yarn

When would you make a plied yarn instead of a single ply? You will learn how to create a balanced yarn and how to make 2, 3 or 4 ply yarns, and cabled yarns. I have a few spinning wheels that are available for the workshops, but participants are encouraged to bring along their own… Continue reading Learn to Spin Plyed Yarns

Simply Sumptuous Spinning Workshop

Simply Sumptuous Spinning

A hand spinning workshop for the discerning hand spinner who wants to try something new. You will get a surprise goodie bag of 5 different, luxurious spinning fibres to spin during the class. This hand spinning course is designed for the more experienced hand spinner. Spinning fibres such as blended silks, yak, musk ox, banana,… Continue reading Simply Sumptuous Spinning Workshop

Learn to Use a Drum Carder

Drum Carder Blending

This hand spinning workshop teaches you how to blend different yarns and to create new colours using hand cards or a drum carder. You will work with different types and colours of wools to create a unique set of yarns. Some experience with hand spinning is required before taking this workshop. I have a few… Continue reading Learn to Use a Drum Carder