Hand-Spinning using the drop spindle and spinning wheel
Taught by 2 professional textile artists: Gabby Ewen & Claire Guérette
At Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais
Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24, 2013
$145 (includes an assortment of wool, hemp and silk fibres; an hardwood spindle made by
Ashford; use of hand carders, drum carder and spinning wheels)
Hand Spinning is an ancient craft that can be both a creative and meditative practice. The
results can range the rustic, sophisticated, elegant, wild and wacky (incorporating feathers,
space dyes, beaded threads, baubles, recycled materials such as newspaper and plastic
bags and anything else imaginable!). Hand spun yarns can be incorporated into felting,
knitting, weaving, embroidery, crochet and dyeing projects.
The world of spinning is so big and so much FUN to explore!
This bilingual workshop will cover the basic techniques for preparing, carding, blending,
spinning and plying a variety of animal and vegetable fibres using the drop spindle and
spinning wheel. These techniques are the basis for spinning anything your big heart and
creative mind can imagine!
For registration and more information please contact:
Gabby Ewen at Moon Rain Centre for Textile Arts in the Outaouais
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