JC21 Creative Yarns: Corespinning
with Melissa Ricks
Corespinning -- the technique of spinning fiber around a core yarn---is an excellent blank canvas for a wide range of wildly creative effects! In this class, we will learn to spin balanced corespun yarns with textured carded batts, then further explore the creative potential of this technique by adding objects such as wool locks, feathers, felt balls, beads and fabric strips to the yarn. Tips for using these yarns will also be discussed.
Skill level: Students need to be able to spin and ply yarn.
Participants bring: Spinning wheel (jumbo/plying flyer if you have one), extra bobbins, Lazy Kate, and niddy noddy.
About the instructor: Melissa Yoder Ricks has been crazy for yarn and fiber since early childhood and has been spinning since 1990. Since 2008, Melissa has pursued her love of fiber arts full time as the owner/fiber artist at Wild Hare Fiber Studio and by teaching classes and workshops, particularly in creative spinning and fiber preparation. Her handspun yarns have appeared in Spin Off Magazine, and her yarns have won numerous ribbons at Maryland Sheep & Wool and other festivals.