- Oct 07
Time4 hour workshop
- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cores, Coils and Spirals, oh my! – Lorna Ash
Next steps in spinning textured yarn.
Maximum participants: 12
Experience the next stage in creating Textured Yarns, and go beyond singles techniques. In this workshop you will learn how to make core spun yarn which is a fantastic way to stretch more expensive fibres, and which allows you to really showcase a textured batt. Students will also learn plying techniques for creating spiral and super coiled yarns. We will be discussing how to create these yarns with the structural integrity necessary to be used in other fibre arts, and samples will be available for examination. Students will be making several smaller skeins of yarn throughout the workshop as you learn these techniques.
Participants should be experienced in spinning, plying, creating singles with varying thicknesses and amounts of twist, and be able to do these tasks without assistance.
Students will receive: An included class materials pack that contains wool top, carded fibre, locks, and assorted add-ins, a commercial wool core, and 1 spool of thread.
Students should bring: A working spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, niddy noddy, jumbo flyer (not required, but bring if you have it), scissors and 2 small bowls/cups.
The included class package will include all the materials needed for this workshop, but this is the chance to play and experiment with texture! Feel free to bring along any assorted carded fibres (batts, roving) or other loose fibres (locks, firestar, angelina, silks etc.) you may feel like including.
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
Lorna Ash is a life-long crafter who discovered spinning while looking for the perfect, textured yarn for rug hooking. Unable to find that yarn, she decided to dye and spin it herself, and quickly discovered that being able to custom design her own yarn, from the fleece up, was the best craft yet.
She then merged her desire for hand dyed & textured yarns with her background in science and adult education. The result is her business, Shades of Ewe Fibreworks, where she makes hand-dyed, wool-based fibre arts supplies for crafters and fibre artists for use in spinning, knitting, felting and rug hooking. Her work includes hand-painted wool braids, textured wool batts, & hand dyed yarn with a focus on breed specific wools.
Lorna also teaches hand spinning and holds workshops on spinning and working with different breeds of wool. She is an enthusiastic and patient teacher, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of all things spinning and wool.