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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Creative Spinning to Weave

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1:30 - 4:30

Instructor: Esther Rodgers

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

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.

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Want to take your weaving to new textural levels? Try adding some of these creatively spun yarns that have a mega punch!  In this class we will focus on spinning techniques that create textural impact when woven. We will work on twists (in singles and plied), corespinning on wire and elastic cores, multiple kinds of coils/cocoons/crescents, lockspinning and tailspinning.

Woven examples with textural yarns will be provided for discussion and examination.

Intermediate spinners:  
Students should be familiar with basic creative spinning techniques (corespinning, plying with thread)

Materials provided:  Multiple types of drum carders and an art roving hackle and blending board will be provided for students to use.  Additional add in’s, sparkles, plying yarns, fibers, and unusual materials will also be provided for use.

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Spinning wheel, extra bobbins, 1 ball size 10 cotton crochet thread and/or 1 ball/cone of brushed kid mohair yarn, fibers and any additional locks the student would like to work with. 

Workshop Instructor

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. more