Spin Your Own Needlepoint Yarns
- Students must be able to spin a continuous yarn on a spinning wheel or drop spindle.
In this miniclass you will learn how to spin yarns specifically for needlepoint. There will be discussion about what fibers are best and why, how to spin for different needlepoint mesh weights, and how to create custom colors. Students will choose colors and/or blend colors for spinning their special yarns. Since you will be spinning small amounts of yarn, there will be time to get started with your bookmark using your own unique yarn!
Registration Fee $30
Materials Fee $15
Materials Fee includes: roving in various colors, needlepoint mesh for a bookmark, backing felt, needlepoint needle, written instructions and notes.
Students to Bring
- Spinning wheel in good working condition
- 2 or more bobbins
- A drop spindle and 2 bobbins will also work
- A niddy noddy
- Hand Carders
Ginger Clark has been spinning for more than 40 years and teaching spinning for almost as long. Her experience has given her the skills to be an effective teacher and sharer of knowledge. She spins on wheels, treadle and electric, contemporary and very old, and spindles of all sorts using all kinds of fibers. Her favorite spinning is making very fine yarns with cotton and luxury fibers like cashmere, qiviut, and silks for weaving and knitting/crochet. Ms. Clark likes to explore how to spin different yarns to better understand their properties so the yarn is ideal for the planned project whether it’s for knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, or weaving.
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