In this full-day class you'll discover and have the chance to experiment with lots of ways to prepare your own fiber for spinning. You'll learn how to use flick cards, hand cards, hand-held and stationary combs, drum carders, and blending boards, with an emphasis on safety and good technique. We'll also discuss which prep methods work best for which fibers, and how best to prepare your fibers to make a specific kind of finished yarn.
We'll provide a variety of tools for you to use in class, as well as appropriate fibers.
This class is appropriate for beginning through intermediate spinners; you should be able to spin a continuous thread on your wheel. We'll be spinning as we prep, so bring a spinning wheel in good working order, three bobbins, and a lazy kate. As well, bring any portable prep tools you already have.
Taught by Sasha Torres. Enrollment limited to five students. $99 including materials.