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Skill Building - Let's Spin Sock Yarn

Skill Building - Let's Spin Sock Yarn

Regular price $70.00 CAD
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Do you love knitting socks but want to take your making up a notch by making your own sock yarn? This class is for you. Learn the basics of spinning your own sock yarn as we explore the world of spinning them. We will cover what makes a good sock yarn, blending natural fibres to make a strong sock yarn, techniques and tips that will help you spin your yarn and variations that address durability and comfort in your sock yarn. Although this class focusses on spinning to make sock yarn, we will cover skills that you can bring to other spinning: how to change your spinning to spin fine without losing your bulky spinning skills, blending fibre, basic principles of yarn design and spinning cables and crepe yarns

        Prerequisites

        This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate spinners. You must be able to spin a continuous single using a worsted style draw.

        Tools and Supplies You Need to Bring

        • A working spinning wheel, either people powered or an e-spinner.
        • Four empty bobbins and a lazy kate.
        • A diz, or an empty milk bottle cap with a hole punched in the centre.
        • A pair of hand cards. If you don't have your own, I have a couple that can be borrowed and the guild may have some in the equipment room
        • Be prepared to share your biggest spinning problem so that I can work on helping you with it.

          Materials Included

          • 75g wool and wool-blend fibres
          • 50g blending fibres
          • Approximately 20 page booklet

          Early bird class price is available until June 3.

          If you prefer not to use a credit or debit card, you can send an e-transfer to  info@elana.ca of $70 before April 25 and $80 after this date.

            Class Date: Monday, June 24  

            Time: 10am-2pm with an hour break for lunch (bring your lunch)

            Location: Faith Dean's property. Address to come.