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BREAKING DOWN A BRAID: SAMPLING AND PLAY

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:


Have you ever attended a fibre festival or browsed in a shop and seen all the gorgeous colourways on hand-painted top? Have you bought them and stashed them away to save so that you don’t “wreck” the colourway? This feeling of paralysis around spinning our beautiful braids of fibre is part of learning and growing as a hand spinner.

This workshop is designed to break down some of that fear and trepidation. We explore several different ways of spinning combed top and examine the different results we attain when we make choices about how to spin the fibre from traditional 2-ply and 3-ply fractal spins. Throughout the day, we will spin our samples in using different methods, look at samples spun from those different methods and challenge ourselves with our final yarns to think outside the box about how to combine different colourways in combination spins.

MATERIALS FEE: $25.00 – Instructor will provide

all materials for the workshop.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Rachel Smith has been spinning since 2007, but teaching and creating content, for hand spinners of all levels, since 2014, just after her daughter was born. She found herself spinning for solace and peace at that time, home a lot with two kids under two, and looking to carve out something that was just hers during those long days.

Rachel started spinning more intentionally and wanted to share her journey with others. That was the impetus behind starting Wool n’ Spinning, a podcast about spinning yarn and using our hand spun, on YouTube. She has written for PLY magazine, and taught at fibre retreats, festivals, and for guilds and other hand spinner-centric communities.

# OF PARTICIPANTS IN WORKSHOP: 10

                                    Available Now: 10

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