On the Making of Art Yarn, warm fuzz & whirled fleece

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Art Yarn Workshop Announcement

The date has been set, so I'm on a roll writing a fun-filled workshop plan - & what a fun-fiber-filled day we'll be having! I'm excited, and a little nervous - it has happened so fast really, but without further ado here are the details:

Wild & Whimsical Art Yarns Workshop with Wooldancer!
Sat 9th Feb 2008
9.30 - 4pm POA
NSW Spinning & Weaving Guild
St Paul's Church, Burwood Rd,
Burwood, Sydney.

We will explore contemporary art yarn techniques, with a focus on core-spinning supercoil yarns, plying beehives, splicing fabric strips & sequins, creative play with nubs, add-in's (whole cocoons, felt beads/shapes) & more. We will discuss uses for Art Yarns and yarn composition, which will be practiced throughout the day.
It is advised you have a knowledge of spinning & a zest for creative yarn making! It is also helpful if you have a large flyer & bobbins, but don't worry if you don't, okay!
A party bag of fibers will be supplied, and please bring some of your own aswell. Further details & notes on what to bring are available upon registration.

Please email me if you are interested in attending: wooldancer at gmail dot com.
There may be a follow-on workshop on Drum Carding & prepping fibers for making Art Yarns. Let me know if you would be interested in this too *-* Further ongoing 'Spin Circle' workshops will be starting in the Blue Mountains in 2008, so drop me a line if you would like to know more about these. I'm looking forward to spinning it up with you!