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3.11.23 Straw to Gold: Intro to Spinning Cellulose Fibers with Rachel Bingham Kessler

3.11.23 Straw to Gold: Intro to Spinning Cellulose Fibers with Rachel Bingham Kessler

Regular price $190.00 Sale

Saturday, March 11th - 10:00am-4:00pm

For spinners who are curious about plant fibers!  We'll be exploring the properties of linen, hemp, and nettle.  Cellulose fibers have a much different feel than animal fibers and spinning them on your wheel requires some different skills.  You will also learn how to wash and prepare your freshly spun fibers for dyeing or using as is. 

All fiber materials will be provided.

Materials to bring:

  • a spinning wheel with three bobbins + a lazy Kate
  • lunch (~45 minute lunch break)

Rachel Bingham Kessler is a plant dye educator, writer, sewist, and painter with a degree in Art Education. She runs 44Clovers, a small batch yarn company specializing in Maine primitive wool breeds and plant dyes. She’s taught fiber and plant dye workshops at venues such as Squam Art Workshops and The Maine Fiber Frolic. Her work has been published in Taproot Magazine and Northern Journeys Magazine. She will be She will be teaching Natural Dyeing in Ireland this October as part of Knittingtours.com retreat.  She lives on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine with her husband and two kids. You can follow her at 44clovers.com and @44Clovers on Instagram.