Fiber Basics and Drafting Methods for Spinning - Sunday, March 5, 12-3pm

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Instructor: Becky Wagner
Level: Advanced Beginner
Max 3 students

Description: This is the second in a series of classes designed to teach spinning on a spinning wheel. In this class, you will learn about different fiber preparations, types of wool, and why understanding staple length is important to spinning yarn. We will talk about twist and explore different methods of drafting to make a singles yarn. We will look at both short-forward and short-backwards drafting to generate a worsted yarn from combed top. Next, we will look at spinning from the fold using combed top to make a semi-woolen singles yarn. Finally, we will use an assisted long-draw and roving to make a woolen singles yarn.

**Pre-requisites/Required Skills: Spinning Wheels 101 and/or must be able to spin a continuous strand of yarn without assistance**

Materials: A spinning wheel in good working order (meaning that the bobbins move freely on the shaft, everything turns when the treadles are pushed, nothing falls apart during spinning and the drive band is in good condition) is required; at least 1 bobbin compatible with your wheel, and at least 2 oz combed top (available for purchase in-store). You may bring your own wheel, or two classroom e-spinners are available for use. **Please notify the shop upon registration if classroom e-spinners are needed**

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