The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Working Toward Consistency - Saturday

Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

Instructor: Beth Smith

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 18

18 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

Registration Disabled

Description

In this class we will cram in every trick I know to get that more consistent yarn that so many of us long for. We will talk about how twist can affect the yarn thickness just as much as drafting. Students will learn how to get an even amount of twist throughout the skein. We will also work on tweaking our drafting techniques to help things even out. The importance plying is to a finished skein and its consistency will be discussed and students will put this to the test.
Lots of examples of mistakes will be shown to demonstrate the points being made. We will also look at some finished skeins with problems and students will have an opportunity to look at the skeins and diagnose what went wrong.
Spinning Level: Students must be able to spin a continuous thread.

Materials Information

Please Bring: A spinning wheel in good working order, 3 empty bobbins, lazy kate, and note taking materials.



Workshop Instructor

Beth has been a fiber addict for most of her life. She learned to knit as a child, and since then has pursued a large variety of fiber arts. Spinnin...read more