JC02 Fiber Preparation
with Robin Russo
Well prepared fibers spin easily into beautiful yarns. This 2-day class covers both drum-carding and combing of fine, medium and coarse wools; color blending; luxury fiber preparation, and separation of guard hair from undercoat. We will also spin the carded and combed preparations so that we can view the difference between woolen and worsted yarns. This class also helps participants have a greater understanding of all types of fibers and their properties.
Skill level: Ability to independently spin singles and make a two-ply yarn.
Participants bring: A spinning wheel or drop spindle.
About the instructor: Robin Russo lives in Bradford, Vermont where she teaches spinning, dyeing, felting and working with exotic fibers. Since the 1980’s she has taught at numerous gatherings of spinners, weavers, felters, knitters and historical societies. She has been a fiber enthusiast for more than 40 years and takes every opportunity to explore its potential.