xx-Sold Out-xx SP19 Intuitive Spinning with Jillian Moreno

Friday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Ellicott Room

If you don’t like technical spinning or stopping to do a lot of measuring, you can still get the yarn you want for a project. In this class we will explore the intuitive style of spinning for drafting and plying. You’ll learn how to use your eyes, hands and a few guidelines to get the yarn you want. We will spin sample yarns of different sizes and styles and learn to keep a yarn consistent without measuring. We’ll discuss exactly when and what to measure when you’re spinning for a project (hint, it’s not much). 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 yarn to spin that is not your everyday spin.

Class Code: SP19 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: $20.

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 athttp://jillianmoreno.com

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