STRAW INTO GOLD: Flax is such an interesting fiber. It's really just like spinning straw into gold. Something a little rough seeming turns into such a beautiful and amazing yarn. Spinning straw into gold. We'll all get to be a little bit like Rumpelstiltskin in this class. I'll talk about the processing and history then we'll dive right into working with this fiber. We'll work with different variations of retted linen stricks, tow linen, and even a linen blend. Wet? Dry? In this half day class, we'll pack it all in and you'll get to experience linen in many forms and walk away with a new love of this fiber or at least a lot of knowledge about it.
Please bring a wheel in good working order with 3 or more bobbins. It's also helpful to have a Niddy Noddy and a Lazy Kate (preferably one that is not attached to your wheel). If you have a distaff, you can bring that and I'll show you how to wind it but it's not mandatory. We can work with flax without that. I also find a lap towel to be handy as fibers like the tow linen can leave behind bits. You must be capable of making yarn, drafting, plying and have a good working knowledge of your wheel and be comfortable with basic spinning instructions. This is an entry level intermediate class.
Cost is $75 plus a $28 materials fee to be paid directly to Amy.