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Elizabeth of Shetland Handspun will take you through different preparations (or not) of fleece and top to achieve both woollen and worsted yarns. The class will prepare fleece by combing and carding, and explore methods of manipulating tops to achieve different yarns. We will then spin each preparation into both woollen and worsted yarns. Spin yarn from fine to chunky, soft knitting yarns, strong sock yarn and weaving yarn.
Level: Any level beyond beginner.
Skills needed: Have to be able to spin.
Materials to bring: A variety of fleece and fibre that you prefer to spin, plus any new fibre you want to try. Spinning wheel or spindle; whatever you have of - hand cards, flick carder, combs; niddy noddy, lazy kate; oil; notebook.
Any "homework"?: None
Class size: 10
(Note: for those of you bringing wheels, we'll be ready for you a little early if you want time to set up. A lift is available to the first floor classroom.)