My goal is to use locally sourced wool, mohair, llama & alpaca in my spinning workshops and fibre creations. See the results I obtain with the help of fibre producers in my region and my own stubborn temperament.
It all happens here in Glen Valley, BC
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Flax to Linen & everything in between: workshop
Announcing one of the many workshops being offered at Fibreswest 2013. Register before March 8th if you want to attend any of the workshops. Here's a special one that I am featuring:
Flax to Linen & everything in between Kim McKenna and Diana Twiss. Friday, March 22nd, 2013, 9am-1pm. $45. Class held at Shannon Hall, at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
Join Kim and Diana and explore the wonders of flax; how to turn flax straw into beautiful soft linen yarns. Most people with access to a garden can grow their own flax. In this workshop you will learn the practical skills of growing, processing and extracting line and tow linen from flax. You will also help to keep the art of flax spinning alive by making your very own distaff in order to prepare the flax for spinning. Finally, you will get hands-on experience and tips for spinning flax into linen. Participants will leave the workshop with a fully dressed distaff and distaff support structure. Distaffs will be dressed with 20 grams of dew-retted flax.
Supplies: spinning wheel in excellent working order. See free Spinning Wheel Maintenance download at Claddaghfibrearts. Screwdriver with Robertson head. All other materials will be supplied. All levels welcome, absolute beginning spinners may not be able to spin, but will certainly be able to dress a distaff and benefit from the rest of the workshop. Material fee of $30.00 payable to instructors.
For more information about this workshops, how to register and other information related to this fibre festival please visit FibresWest 2013.