Spinning: From Fleece to Skein with Donna Kay (JUN 27-29)
*OPTIONAL BOARDING HOUSE ROOM RESERVATION (THIS HOLDS YOUR SPOT, ROOM FEES + TAX DUE AT THE END OF YOUR STAY)
June 27-29 (THU-SAT, 9AM-4PM)
Join Donna Kay, an accomplished handspinner and instructor, in this three-day workshop devoted to preparing a variety of fleece for spinning! You’ll learn how to use flick carders, hand cards, combs and a drum carder to create different preparations that you will then spin. With over 30 years of experience, Donna’s warm teaching style and depth of expertise will guide you through which methods give you the best results and why. You’ll have the chance to work with fleece from several different breeds. Plus, choosing fleeces, skirting, and washing will be discussed so that you can best prep them and then create the yarns of your dreams!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner. Students must be able to spin and ply, as well as have a spinning wheel in good working order. This class is open to spindlers as well.
Material List: Wheel in good working condition, extra bobbins, niddy noddy and lazy kate. (Open to spindlers as well – bring spindles in a couple of different weights.) Bring any hand cards, etc. that you already own but Donna will have many to share. You are not required to purchase tools for the class as a drum carder and all wools will be provided.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
DONNA KAY, a knitting instructor and designer for over 30 years, is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion for "folk" knitting with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer and author for publications such as Interweave Knits, Spin Off, PLY, and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep, and a growing herd of spinning wheels.