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

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Tailspinning - The Long and Short of It! And How to Use Tailspun Yarns!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

9:00 - 12:00

Instructor: Esther Rodgers

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

13 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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Tailspun yarns are both intriguing and inspiring, but can be intimidating to attempt spinning. In this class we'll learn the entire process of the making of tailspun yarn:  From choosing the locks, washing and dyeing and 3 different techniques to spin them.  As a bonus, we will talk about how these tailspun yarns are used in projects. Patterns will be provided, as well as knitted and woven samples will be available for examination and discussion.

Intermediate Spinners:  
Students must be able to spin on a wheel and familiar with corespinning.  

Materials include:  assortment of tailspinning locks-  including very rare 12" Teeswater

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, assorted locks to spin 

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