SP11 The Art of Spinning Scrap with Judith MacKenzie
Wednesday, May 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Bingo Hall
Do you have half an ounce of dyed silk, a bit of cashmere, perhaps a few handfuls of yak, several lengths of colorful dyed wool top, and a sprinkling of colorful kid mohair locks lurking in the bottom of your spinning basket? If you do (and who doesn’t?) this class was designed for you. It’s all about how to make perfectly beautiful yarn out of all the bits and pieces that we fiber junkies just can’t bear to part with. Proficiency Level: Must be able to spin a continuous yarn and have a good relationship with your wheel or e-spinner. Bring to Class: Bring whatever lovelies you have. Don’t worry if you don’t have any; the instructor will bring plenty. Bring your spinning wheel, a lazy kate, and several sizes of knitting needles that you like to knit with.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $15.
Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The Intentional Spinner. She often writes for Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, Washington.