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Thursday, October 19 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Spinning for Dyeing - Day 1 of 2 LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

On Day One,  Donna Kay will be  guiding you as you  spin several small skeins of natural color wools and blends with the purpose of creating interesting yarns to dye. The fibers we will work with include bfl/kid mohair, polwarth/silk, silk, alpaca, angora and merino/flax/silk.  Some time will be spent spinning and plying different fibers together for different effects as well as spinning a low twist singles. At the end of the day the skeins will then be tied and labeled for dyeing.   

Minimum age of Student: 18

Level of experience :  open to all who can spin a yarn and beginning to advanced dyers, but some dyeing experience is helpful

Donna can be reached by emailing  treeoflife@metrocast.net and Jane is available for questions at jane@brigidsfarm.com

NOTE:  Day One will be held in Bld D and Day Two will be held in Bld D Tents.  

Day One Spinning:  

Materials Provided by Instructor: Approximately 1 ½ ounce each of bfl/kid mohair, polwarth/silk, silk, alpaca, angora and merino/flax/silk;  handouts, washable skein labels. 

Materials Provided by Student:  Spinning wheel in good working order, 3 bobbins, lazy kate and niddy noddy. To label skeins for dyeing please bring a permanent fine or medium tip marker (like a Sharpie) and a pen or pencil for notes.  Suitable for e-spinners and spindles (please bring spindles in couple of different weights). 

Homework: None

 

Instructors
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Donna Kay

A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, she is also  an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer for yarn companies, publicati... Read More →
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Jane Woodhouse

Jane has spent the last 36 years working as a production weaver. In 1991 she earned an MFA from San Francisco State University with a concentration in textiles.  | | She currently lives in Peacham, Vermont on Brigid's Farm which is home to a small flock of Border Leicester X sheep, natural colored angora goats and dairy goats. Her mail order business and on-farm studio specialize in natural dyes. She teaches regularly in her studio but travels several times a year to teach at festivals, for guilds and other... Read More →



Thursday October 19, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Bld D
  • Workshop Duration 2 Day