Archive: February 2021

Spinning Beehives and Lace, and Locks

Learn to purposefully spin thick-and-thin singles, then ply to create a beehives & lace yarn. Also, have fun spinning with locks....

Hemp Fibers and Textiles

Why should fiber artists be interested in this amazing plant? Sponsored by Lancaster Spinners and Weavers Guild....

Hemp and Ramie: Spinning Historic Fibers

Hemp and ramie are back! These important historic cellulose bast fibers, have moved in and out of vogue, but now they are very much in....

Bamboo: Spinning Old and New Fibers

Learn more about spinning and using bamboo, an important historical bast fiber....

FULL ~ Flax to Linen: Prep, Spin, Scour. Part 1 of 2

Flax is a classic fiber, albeit very different than wool. It will easily become another joy of spinning after you learn new techniques to manage its particular characteristics....

FULL ~ Flax to Linen: Prep, Spin, Scour. Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of a 1-day, 2-session class. See Spinning 215, Flax to Linen, for full details....

Spinning I: Fiber Prep and Drafting Methods

In this class you will learn about the properties inherent in different fiber preparations and which drafting techniques work well in combination....

FULL ~ Spinning II: Harnessing the Power of Twist and Grist

Learn how to control the amount of twist in your yarns, and how your twist choices influences project outcomes....

Spinning III: Harnessing the Power of Color

Explore various techniques for desired color outcomes....

Spinning IV: Plying Beyond the Basics

Explore the many ways to spin fiber into singles there are many ways to ply those singles to create different yarns....

Norman Kennedy’s Ethnic Spinning Slides

This slide show presents a collection of fascinating images of spinners and weavers from around the world collected by Norman Kennedy....

FULL ~ Spinning with Northern Short-Tailed Breeds. Part 1 of 2

Explore some of the different fleece types from the Northern European Short-Tail breeds....

Spin The World I

You don’t have to be a spinner, just a fiber fan! Travel to Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, spinning yarns with fibers and materials....

Spin The World II

You don’t have to be a spinner, just a fiber fan! Take a trip around the world, spinning yarns with fibers and materials from Luxembourg, Monaco, Italy, The Holy See, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Greece....

Spin The World III

You don’t have to be a spinner, just a fiber fan! Take a trip around the world, spinning yarns with fibers and materials from Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Jerusalem & the West Bank, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia....

Spin The World IV

You don’t have to be a spinner, just a fiber fan! Take a trip around the world, spinning yarns with fibers and materials from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Cuba....

FULL ~ Inspirational Fiber Blending

Gain the knowledge and techniques to create a physical fiber representation of an inspirational picture by blending fibers on a blending board....

Inspirational Fiber Blending (Repeat)

Gain the knowledge and techniques to create a physical fiber representation of an inspirational picture by blending fibers on a blending board....