Working with textured drum carded batts, space dyed top and colourful locks, we will create one of the easiest to master fancy yarns. Working around a core thread brings the colour and texture to the surface, creating spectacular results. Ply the single with another thread for beautiful puffy spirals, or back on itself for bulky yarns that are still lightweight and fluffy.
Each student will need a spinning wheel in good working order (there won’t be time in class to sort out non-functioning wheels). Students should bring at least two empty bobbins, and a skeiner or niddy-noddy would also be useful, plus a notebook and pencil.
Students need to be competent basic spinners with good control of their wheels. No experience of fancy yarns necessary.
Amanda has been spinning for around thirty five years, and dyeing for nearly as long. She is a member of Somerset, Peter Tavy, and Liskeard Spinners and the Online Guilds and has had work selected for several National Association Exhibitions. As well as teaching workshops and masterclasses around the UK and Europe, she has now taught with the aid of a translator in Afghanistan and Tibet. Amanda also taught at Association Summer Schools in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017, holds the National Association of Guilds’ Certificate of Achievement in spinning dyeing, and has a City & Guilds teaching certificate.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All threads and fibres will be provided, and there will also be the opportunity to create a textured art batt to take home for further practice.
The tutor will provide a 30g art batt, approximately 15g of space-dyed tops, 25g of dyed locks and enough dyed wool fibre and add-ins to make another 30-50g art batt to take home. All core and binder threads needed during workshop will also be provided.
Chrissie Menzies at Wonderwool Wales Ltd.
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