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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want

Thursday, October 17, 2013

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jillian Moreno

Class Fee: $225.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

16 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

Is the yarn in your head the yarn in your hand? Do you always spin the same yarn? Do you have a dream yarn you just can’t make happen? Are you unhappy with what happens to the colors when you spin a variegated top or roving? Do you love your handspun yarn, but don’t like how it looks knitted?In this class, we’ll focus on making yarn that inspires you from commercially dyed rovings, tops and batts -- yarn you’ll love to knit with. Together we’ll build your yarn from fiber braid up to a knitted swatch.Starting with your yarn vision, we'll break it down into all of its parts. We'll build your yarn's foundations by exploring fiber breeds and preparations. The walls -- they're the different drafting and plying methods we'll work with. Finally, the roof goes on as we manipulate variegated tops and rovings to get the colors you’ve chosen just the way you want them.All along the way you’ll get tips to keeping your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your yarn consistent.This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!
Please bring to class: a wheel in good working order, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate and a niddy noddy, knitting needles, paper tags, an idea for a yarn you’d like to spin.
Please be able to: to spin a consistent yarn and know how to adjust your wheel

Materials Information

Please bring to class: a wheel in good working order, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate and a niddy noddy, knitting needles, paper tags, an idea for a yarn you’d like to spin.

Workshop Instructor

Jillian Moreno is passionate about handspun yarn. She is perpetually curious and loves to dissect processes. She loves to inspire other spinners to t...read more