Let’s Spin Yarns for Florida!
- Must be able to spin a continuous thread
- 2.5 Days
- Friday: 9 am to 12 pm; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm
Florida is hot and not conducive to woolen yarns for most of the year. But there are so many other exciting non-wool fibers to spin! In this class, the students will explore spinning plant-based fibers such as bamboo, Tencel, hemp, flax, cotton, as well as silk and faux cashmere. We will discuss the best uses of these different fibers and learn tricks to make the spinning experience a happy one.
Registration Fee $TBD
Materials Fee $30
Materials Fee includes: fibers for spinning, instructional materials
Students to Bring
- A spinning wheel in good working condition
- Extra bobbins
- Niddy Noddy
- Other Spinning tools as desired
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.