SP12 Six Perfect Draws with Judith MacKenzie

Thursday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Bingo Hall

We spin yarn for many different purposes: perfect socks, ethereal lace, warm blankets, hardy rugs. We spin fibers from all over the globe: silk from China, camel from Uzbekistan, cashmere from India, and lovely wools from our pets. Fortunately, we have a wide selection of spinning methods at our fingertips to handle this endless variety of fibers. In this class, we’ll look at the six basic spinning draws that will give you the skills to make the perfect yarns for your projects. Proficiency Level: Must be able to spin a continuous yarn. Bring to Class: Spinning wheel, a lazy kate, and several sizes of knitting needles that you like to knit with.
Class Fee: $50. Materials Fee: $10.

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.

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