xx-Sold Out-xx SP20 Draft-O-Rama: Woolen and Worsted Prep and Draft with Jillian Moreno

Friday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Turf Valley – Ellicott Room

Are you new to spinning? Know how to make yarn, but not sure about the difference between woolen and worsted, or even what it means? In this class we’ll explore the mysterious and sometimes daunting world of woolen and worsted. You will learn woolen and worsted drafting techniques, how they are different, how they can be similar and what is the key factor for each one. Working with both top and roving you’ll learn how to make each draft work in sync with different fiber preparations, wools and blends and what type of yarn you can expect. 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.

Class Code: SP20 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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