SP03 Yarnitecture 2: Spinning for a Specific Project with Jillian Moreno

Thursday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Turf Valley – Ellicott Room

In this class we will learn about sampling for a specific project. From our in-class stash you will choose a commercial fiber to work with to sample through draft, ply, color manipulation, and knitting to make the perfect yarn for one of our class patterns or a pattern of your choosing. You will learn the power of your default yarn, what to measure and how to keep consistent thorough a project. While you work, we will explore how each decision in the spinning process affects your finished yarn and project, and how to choose the right one for your yarn. Skill level: Advanced beginner. Maximum number of students: 16. Students should bring: A wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples, pen and paper to take notes, baggies for sample fiber, and an idea for a project you’d like to spin yarn for.

Class Code: SP03. Class Fee: $110. Materials Fee: $35.

Jillian Moreno is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want. Jillian can’t stop writing and teaching about spinning and using handspun. She is passionate about exploring the structure of yarn and color, and using them in an intentional way in knitting, stitching and weaving. She enthusiastically encourages her students to feel confidence and joy making and using their handspun, even if it means singing and dancing in class. When she’s at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she can be found wantonly basking in her stash and working on her next book. Keep up with her fiber exploits at http://jillianmoreno.com

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